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For what it's worth (not much), 

here's some of the MRR crew's 

current Top 10 lists of stuff we review. 



TOP 



ROB COONS 



LOS CRUDOS-Canciones...-LP 
INTEGRITY-Taste of Every Sin-CD 
LOGICAL NONSENSE-Expand The Hive-LP 
RASH OF BEATINGS-Pressure Bomb-EP 
V/A-Whispers-2xLP 



THE RETARDOS-45/ROOM 41/TEEN COOL-EP 
THE SPACESHITS-Winter Dance Party-LP 
NO-TALENTS-EP/STEVE MCQUEENS-EP 
THE FABULOUS MACH KUNG FU-Mish Mash-45 
THE AGGRAVATORS-lt's All For Fun-EP 



JEFF HEERMANN 



CHROME CRANKS-Dyin 1 Style-45 

i\GGRAVATORS-lt's All For Fun-EP 

rHE VECTORS-Some Raging Rock'n'Roll...-EP 

3UPERFLY TNT'S-Get Out Of My Way-45 

/KTMS-CD 



TOM HOPKINS 



■JASHVILE PUSSY-Live/V/A-Save You-EP DEVOID OF FAITH-Slow Motion.. .-EP 

WA-Possessed To Skate-LP BOBBY TEENS-Hot City Boy-EP 

LOGICAL NONSENSE-Expand the Hive-LP VOODOO GLOWSKULLS/HICKEY-Split-EP 

WA-Screaming Fists-LP/IRONY OF LIGHTFOOT-EP D.I.R.T.-Black And White-2xLP 

LOS CRUDOS-Canciones...-LP YOUNG PIONEERS-On Trial-EP 



CAROLYN KEDDY 



DEVOID OF FAITH-Slow Motion..-LP 
LARM-Extreme Noise-CD 
97A-Abandoned Future-CD 
VOODOO GLOW SKULLS/HICKEY-split EP 
V/A-Possessed To Skate-LP 

THE VECTORS-Some Racing R&R-EP 
JABBERWOCKY-FingerPoppin'Time-LP 
DR. EXPLOSION-Maximum Rhythm & Shit-EP 
FABULOUS ANTONIO THREE-Mexican Pilot-EP 
CHINESE MILUONAIRES-Cr iminal Element-EP 

V/A-Screaming Fist Vol 1-LP 

RETARDOS-Come On Back-45 

NO TALENTS-100% No Talent -EP 

HALO OF FUES-Music For Insect Minds-CD 

CHINESE MILLIONAIRES-This Is The Criminal....-EP 



Carolyn took an unintentional spill out a 3rd story window (and she 
wasn't even drunk). Fortunately, she is still among us to tell about 
it. Needless to say, she's will be recuperating (wrist and shoulder 
damage) and will be back soon. Send her get well messages here. 



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Dutch East, Get Hip, Smash, Subterra- timojhen mark 

nean, Last Gasp, Rotz, See Hear, Cargo, B~ 

Armadillo, Ubiquity, Choke Inc, Desert ■ 

Moon and Marginal. Q 



EVOLVERS-Marley-EP/LOS CRUDOS-LP LIFETIME-Jersey's Best Dancers-LP 

IDECAR-Three Wheel Heroes-LP WESTON/DIGGER-Split-EP 

ESCENDENTS-Gotta-45/Live THUMBS-Sweet Merciful Crap-EP 

HATEVER-Youngsters-LP/ANNALISE-Always..-CD NEW SWEET EARTH-Shotgun-CD 
O TALENTS-Easy Girl-EP/TURBONEGRO-live HUNTINGTONS-Fun And Games-CD 



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Use phone for ads & other business stuff) 



URNED UP BLED DRY-Kill The Body-EP LOS CRUDOS-Canciones...-LP/V/A-Losing...-flexi 

RM-Extreme Noise-CD/RASH OF BEATINGS-EP LOGICAL NONSENSE-Expand...-LP 
O TALENTS-100% No Talent-EP PVC-Wall City Rock-2x107SDS-Scum System Kill-EP 

0NSTER X/MILHOUSE/BLACKARMY JACKET-live VOODOO GLOW SKULLS/HICKEY-Split-EP 
A-Bloodstains...-LPs/V/A-Possessed...-LP V/A-Deadly Encounters-EP/V/A-Save You-EP 



ALLAN MCNAUGHTON IS SICK TODAY, SO TIM IS HOGGING A 2ND TOP 10 THIS MONTH 



'/A-Screaming Fists Vol 1-LP 
DHN Q PUBLIC-Want To See You Die-EP 
I TALENTS-100% No Talent-EP 
7A-lt Smells Like Spring-2xLP 
VA-Break The Rules #8-LP 



SHAKE APPEAL-Babefake-10" 

ONE MAN ARMY-Bootlegger's Son-EP 

TEEN COOL/ROOM 41 -Split-EP 

V/A Bloodstains Across Denmark-LP 

VOODOO GLOW SKULLS/HICKEY-split EP 



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RAIMUNDO MURGIA 


THE DISCOCKS-Boot Boys.,.-EP 


ONE MAN ARMY-Bootleggers Son-EP 


V/A-lnsufficient Funds-EP 


Do A Runner-zine 


CONTEMPT-Shouting The Odds-LP 
TEMPLARS/BOTTOM OF THE BARREL-split-EP 


NO TALENTS-100% No Talent-EP 
LOGICAL NONSENSE-Expand The Hive-LP 


RIVERDALES-Storm The Streets-LP 


V/A-lt Smells Like Spring-LP 



JAH NELLS IN CHI-TOWN, SO HERE'S MIKE MILLETT'S AND LANCE HAHN'S GUEST TOP 10 


LOS CRUDOS-Canciones...-LP 


LITTLE PRINCESS-EP 


NO TALENTS-Easy Girl-EP 


D.I.R.T.-BlackAndWhite-2xLP 


FLUX OF PINK INDIANS-Not So Brave-CD 


VKTMS-CD 


NO EMPATHY-The Same Mistakes...-LP 


HI STANDARD-Angry Fist-CD 


J CHURCH-Waiting..-EP 


THE HEADCOATS-Messershmidt..-EP 



BRUCE ROEHRS 



THE DISCOCKS-Boot Boys...-EP/NO TALENTS-EP ONE MAN ARMY-Bootleggers Son-EP 

V/A-lnsufficient Funds-EP/AGGRAVATORS-EP DROPKICK MURPHYS-Boys On The Docks-CD 

TUNNEL RATS-Our War Is Never Over-CD RANCID VAT-Live Radio Rampage 96-CD 

TEMPLARS/BOTTOM OF THE BARREL-split-EP MAIN STREET SAINTS-Glory-EP/REVOLT-LP 

STREET TROOPERS-Take TheBa.ttle...-LP PVC-Wall City...-2x107V/A-Smells Like...-LP 



LEAH URBANO 


WALLSID/SHAG VAN CLUB-split LP 


LOS CRUDOS-Canciones...-LP 


ENKINDELS-Who Here Wants To Fight-LP 


MAKARA-Broken Arrow To Everything-LP 


UNISON-This Is For Life-LP 


ONWARD-These Words Still Prey-12" 


LIFETIME-Jersey's Best Dancers-LP 


IRONY OF LIGHTFOOT-Dance Of The Ibex-EP 


INTEGRITY-Taste Of Every Sin-CD 


TENSION-And At The Hour Of Our Death-CD 



JON VON 


JABBERWOCKY-Finger Poppin Time-LP 


RETARDOS-Shame-45 


BOBBY TEENS-Hot City Boy-45 


ODD NUMBERS/CLAY WHEELS-split EP 


ONE MAN ARMY-Bootleggers Son-EP 


NO TALENTS-100% No Talent -EP 


SONS OF HERCULES-Surfin' The Bars-45 


THE FABULOUS MACH KUNG FU-Mish Mash-45 


BORIS THE SPRINKLER-VMLive-EP 


HELLACOPTERS-Now!-2x45 



CHINESE M ILLIONAIRES-This Is Criminal-EP 
THEE HEADCOATES-Messorschmidt-EP 
NEON HEARTS-Ball And Chain-CD 
TEEN COOL/ROOM 41-Split-EP 
BOBBY TEENS-Hot City Boy-EP 



RYAN WELLS 



V/A-Bloodstains across. ..-LPs 
THEE FAB. ANTONIO THREE-Mexican Pilot-EP 
PVC-Wall City Rock-2x107ONE MAN ARMY-EP 
NO TALENTS-100% No Talent-EP 
V/A-Killed By Death Vol. 100-LP 



TIM YOHANNAN 



GREY SPIKES-Year Zero-LP BLACK FORK-Rock For Loot-LP 

SPACESHITS-Winter Dance Party-LP LOS CRUDOS-Canciones...-LP 

TEMPORAL SLUTS-Broken lnside-45 CHINESE MILLIONAIRES-This Is The Criminal....-EP 

BALTIMORE FOOT STOMPERS/CHELLOVECK 4-EP STEVE MCQUEENS-Mission To Rock-EP 
V/A-Bloodstains Across Norway-LP JABBERWOCKY-Finger Poppin Time'-LP 



RE MA YOUNG 



STEEL MINERS-lrony-LP 
SPACESHITS-Winter Dance Party-LP 
NO TALENTS-100% No Talent -EP 
VENDETTA-Ride On-2x45 
RETARDOS-Shame-45 



POWDER MONKEYS-Time Wounds All Heels-CD 
VON ZIPPERS-Wow 'Em Down At Franzi's-10" 
TUNNEL RATS-Our War Is Never Over-CD 
STEVE MCQUEENS-Mission To Rock-EP 
HELLACOPTERS-Now!-2x45/RANCIDVAT-Live-CD 



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MAXIMUM ROCKNROLL IS A MONTHLY PUBLICATION. ALL WORK IS DONATED AND NO ONE RECEIVES ANY SALARY. ALL PROCEEDS ARE EITHER INVESTED IN TECHNOLOGICAL 
IMPROVEMENTS OR GO TO OTHER SIMILARLY NOT-FOR-PROFIT PROJECTS. ANYONE IS WELCOME TO REPRINT ANYTHING FROM MRR, BUT ONLY IF ITS NOT-FOR-PROFIT. 



#135/August '94. Impatient Youth, Screaming 
Bloody Marys. Carburator Dung, Timescape 
Zero, Westworld, Mouthpiece, The Makers, 
The Monitors, "Punks In The Military". 

#148/Sept '95. Adversives, Thorazine, Toe Rag 
Studios. Scott Radinsky, Wizo, Bollocks, Shit- 
workers, Opposition Party, Moody Jackson, Op- 
cion Crucial, Rebel Rebel. Teen Idols, Soda Jerks, 
Walking Ruins, "Roots Of Punk-The Sixties Pt 1". 

#149/Oct '95. Manic Hispanic. Pet UFO, Campus 
Tramps. Joe Kidd, Bad Luck Streak, Chumpslap. 
The Mumpers, No Violence. Diferentes Actitudes 
Juveniles. Richard The Roadie. "Roots Of Punk- 
The Sixties Pt 2". 

#I50/Nov '95. NY Loose. Snap-Her, Sick 
Boys, Splatterheads. Pipe, Pregnant Man, 
Final Conflict. Rawness, Stink, Goblins, 
Smellie Fingers. "Roots Of Punk-The 
Essential 1950s". 



#164/Jan '97. Naked Aggression, Lil Bunnies, 
Sparkle Moore, Tab Hunter, Bar Feeders, Jab- 
berwocky, Auto Control, The Hookers. Epilep- 
tix. Acrid, "Roots of Punk— The Vibrators", 
"Ten Years of Gilman". 

#165/Feb '97. He's Dead Jim, The Millionaires, 
No-Talents, Blanks 77, The Hives, The Freeze, 
Chris Spedding & Other People's Music, Defi- 
ance, The Real McKenzies. Savage Malignant, 
Sea Monsters, Dropkick Murphys, Bou Sou Ne- 
zumi, "Roots of Punk-Richard Hell". 

#166/Mar '97. Walking Abortions, Hickey, '77 
Spreads, Sanity Assassins, Cards In Spokes, 
Joey Tampon & The Toxic Shocks, Adjective 
Noun, Suicide King, Lenguas Armadas, Trau- 
ma, De Crew, "Roots of Punk-Dead Boys". 

#168/May '97. Cretin 66, Fishsticks, UK Subs, 
Distemper, Enewetak, Fields Of Shit, "Roots of 
Punk— SLF, Undertones". 



#151 pt 1/Dec '95. The Misfits. Padded Cell. #169/June '97. Hard Skin, Cluster Bomb Unit, 

Pleasure Fuckers. Supersnazz, Discordance Jihad, Purgen, Speed Queens, Remission, 

Axis, 100,000 Bodybags, Squirtgun, Diabo- Halflings, The Old Man, Deface, "Roots of 

liks. The Titans. Punk— Clash, Ramones, Sex Pistols". 



#151 pt2/Dec'95.TheLowdowns.My White 
Bread Mom, Queen B's, Electric Frankenstein. 
Turtlehead, Serpico, Trick Babys, In/Humani- 
ty, The Stains, Varukers, The Pist, Terrible 
Virtue, "TheHardcore Films Of Richard Kern". 

#155/Apr '96. Third Degree. Pussy Crush, 
Surfin' Turnips, Sickoids, Anti-Flag, Slight 
Slappers. High Plains Drifters, Cro-Mags, 
Hockey Teeth, "The Knights Of Malta". 

#156 pt 1/May '96. Public Toys, Crunch, 
Peter & The Test Tube Babies, Nails Of 
Hawaiian, Splash4, Yawp!, Lifetime, Sick- 
oids, "Roots of Punk— Boston". 

#156 pt 2/May '96. Australian Special: 
Beanflipper, Melancholy, Blitz Babiez, 
Crank, SubRosa. Mindsnare, TMT, H- 
Block, B-Sides, Fallout, Frenzal Rhomb, 
Lawnsmell, One Inch Punch. Chickenshit, 
No Deal. Issue 1. Clint Walker. 

#158/July '96. Workin' Stiffs, The Gain, Ash- 
ley Von Hurter & The Haters, The Process, 
Brother Inferior, Judge Nothing, Breakups. Not 
For Rent, "Roots of Punk— The Buzzcocks". 

#159/Aug '96. The Smugglers, Brand New 
Unit, Tone Deaf Pig-dogs, Round Ear Spocks, 
David Hayes of Too Many Records, Man 
Afraid, Blind Side, Vox Populi. Death Wish 
Kids, Fun People, Fat Drunk & Stupid, 
"Roots of Punk-The Dickies". 

#161/Oct '96. Jet Bumpers, Snuka, Steel Min- 
ers, Divisia, Lopo Drido, Red #9, Nothing Cool, 
Gob. Sink, Sires, Newtown Grunt, "Roots of 
Punk-Ohio 77. 

#162/Nov '96. Phantom Surfers, Candy 
Snatchers. The Stain. National Guard, Torch- 
es To Rome, Restos Fosiles, Two Bos Mani- 
acs. Snuka, Redemption 87, Torture Kitty, 
"Roots of Punk—Los Angeles 77". 

#163/Dec '96. The Last Sons Of Krypton, The 
Prostitutes, Wig Hat, The Boys. Let It Rock. 
Enemy Soil. Vulcaneers, Half Empty, The 
Zeros. Deadcats, Teen Idles. 



#170/July '97. Bristle, Mine, Tedio 
Boys, The 4 
Cockroaches. 
Absconded, 
Meanwhile. 
Broken, 
(Young) Pio- 
neers, Hood- 
rat, "You're 
Dead!", 
"Roots of 
Pu nk--The 
Slits". 

#171/August 
'97. Strych- 
nine. Idiots, 
Patrick Grind- 
staff of Pela- 
do Records, 
Misanthro- 
pists, Race- 
traitor. Vio- 
lent Soci- 
ety, Knuck- 
leheads. 

#172/Sep- 
tember '97. 
Withdrawls, 
Judgement, 
No Motiv, 
Oppressed 
Logic, Truents, 
Left For Dead. 
Yellowskin.The 
Weird Lovemak- 
ers, Smash Your 
Face. Flatus. 
Straight Faced, i 
Klaxon, web de- 
signer X-It, Vic 
Gedris. filmmak- 
er Doug Cawk- 




MRR IS LOOKING FOR 
A NEW ZINE COORDINATOR 

Yep. We're looking for someone to come and share in the 
responsibility of running this zine. What exactly does that 
mean? We are looking for one person who is interested in being 
involved with Maximum on a large scale - taking on both the 
tedious work and an active role in deciding the direction of this 
zine. 

The responsibilities include handling daily shitwork (mail, 
phones, advertising), layout, coming up with new ideas, instigat- 
ing interviews and articles, harassing the shitworkers, taking 
the blame, and being responsible forthe general direction of the 
magazine. You must be willing to move to San Francisco (unless 
you live here already) and make MRRa priority above friendship 
and, in some cases, above your own projects. Things like 
computer experience, proficient typing, and organizational 
skills are helpful, but being a fast learner could compensate for 
inexperience. 

These are responsibilitiles shared by all the zine coordina- 
tors (well, just Jen and Tim). Specific responsibilities could 
include some screening and assigning of incoming records, and 
in general being involved with the record review section and ads 
that pertain to music This means that you would need to 
generally agree with the musical content and direction of the 
magazine, and feel confident that you could continue it 

Now, here's the important stuff. On the personality side, 
we are looking for someone who is extroverted and outgoing, 
deals well with people (and strangers), likes going to shows, and 
knows a lot about records, bands, and music in general. The 
ideal person must be motivated and detail oriented, to the 
extent of being completely anal. Confidence and some degree 
of aggressiveness are also important, as well as the ability to put 
aside your needs and ego to balance the needs of the other 
shitworkers. You need strength and vision, but also sensitiyty 
to others. Ability to work under pressure or in a demanding 
environment are also very helpful. 

There are no age, gender, race, or hairstyle restrictions. 
Dreadlocks may be acceptable, but Birkenstocks are strictly 
forbidden (Tim won't budge on that one). Tattoos and piercings 
are optional. It also doesn't matter where you come from 
(though Jen, of course, will give special consideration to anyone 
from the Midwest, particularly Ohio). 

We are not limiting this search to zine people only. 
However, it's awfully difficult to show quality, consistency, 
dedication, and commitment otherwise. If you are not a zine 
editor but are interested, it's up to you to come up with a 
creative way to demonstrate these things to us. 

if this sounds like something you might be interested in 
and qualified for, please send us a letter telling us who you are, 
why you want to work with us, and why you think you should 
be the one. Your letter should also talk about what you have 
been doing for the last couple of years, and what your plans for 
the immediate future involve. Examples ofyourwritingorwork 
would also be a good idea to send. Please remember to include 
your phone number with your letter. Money and other bribes 
probably won't help you, the only possible exception to that 
being rare punk rock records (Tim is especially interested in 
foreign ones). 

Please be warned that, First, Oiis is a long term project 
Second, there is not and never will be any monetary compensa- 
tion involved. The only thing we can offer is living space at the 
MRR house. All other expenses are up to you. if you have any 
questions before you send in your letter, please call us here at 
Maximum HQ and talk to Jen or Tim. 



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CD/LP (A punk rock retro-spectacular celebrating 
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am 

this let- 
ter in regards to 
the review you 
gave for 

Breakdown's 
"...Blacklisted" mini-CD. I realize that when 
you send out material for review that you 
are going to have to deal with bad re- 
views, but this guy didn't even review our 
music. In all honesty, the reviewer had 
absolutely no idea of what he was talking 
about when it came to Breakdown and 
what we stand for. According to your well- 
informed shitworker, we have just re- 
formed. Wrong. We have been together 
since 1 986 and have only taken a total of 
one and a half years off, and these times 
came in small spurts. Just because he 
hasn't seen any records or CD's released 
by us in years doesn't mean that we 
haven't been out there busting our asses 
and playing shows. It means only one 
thing - no one who we thought we could 
trust offered to put our stuff out. We only 
put out demos for a long time. It's real 
disappointing when since we started as a 
band we have been trying to keep our 
integrity and some guy who knows abso- 
lutely nothing about us prints something 
in your fanzine stating that we only re- 
formed (?) for the money (?????). This 
guy is WAY off the mark. I actually thought 
that your zine would agree with the way 
we have run our band. You probably 
would if you would take the wax out of 
your ears and listen to someone for once. 
Breakdown does not make money. Break- 
down has nevermade money. Hey, maybe 
we each get to go home with $20 here and 
there, but it ain't paying my rent. I work 9- 
5 for that. And what kind of label does that 
idiot think Eyeball Records is? Eyeball is 
owned by the manager of a HC/Punk 
record store in NYC who spends all of his 
free time doing stuff for us. He is more 
broke than I am. Our recording budget for 
the CD was $700. 1 know of a lot of other 
bands out there that are spending over 
$10,000 on recording, this is not uncom- 
mon. The luxurious offices of Eyeball are 
on the floor of his apartment, along with 
cat hair and cigarette butts. Just because 
he did a nice job on the packaging and has 
good distro doesn't mean that his label is 
owned by Geffen or something. Come on 
and wake the hell up. I am so sick of 
whining wanna-be punks jumping on any 
opportunity to slag something as being a 
sellout. Ask anyone that has anything to 
do with the NYHC scene and they'll tell 
you that the last thing Breakdown should 
be called is a sellout. So many people 
have come up to me and complained 
about your reviewer's comments. They 
know all the shit we've been through over 




the years and they know we don't deserve 
to be slagged like that. We play shows for 
very little money. In fact, we played two free 
shows this month at Tompkins Square Park 
for the squatters on the Lower East Side. 
We play benefits constantly. We play with 
all types of bands. Now that's right up your 
alley, isn't it? Frankly, I don't really care if it's 
up your alley or not, we just don't want 
people to think that your reviewers com- 
ments were true. And another thing I have 
to complain about is how he said that our 
song "(I Wanna See A) Streetfight" had the 
dumbest lyrics of all time. Jeez! Is this guy 
brain damaged? Has he ever heard of the 
term "sarcasm"? How about "tongue in 
cheek"? I think the only terms he' s heard of 
are "finger in ear" and "thumb up ass". Read 
the lyrics and figure it out yourself. If this 
guy can take the lyrics to "Streetfight" seri- 
ously then I could also probably sell him the 
Brooklyn Bridge. I don't know where this 
guy got the idea that we could sell-out in the 
first place. Who are these people offering 
us all this money? I never met them. Break- 
down is a hardcore bandthatplays hardcore 
shows and once in a great while we might 
release a record. What's the crime in that? 
Jeff/ Breakdown 

DearMRR, 

I just read the review for 
the Dwarves "We Must Have 
Blood" 7" in issue 169. The thing 
is that I still don't have a clue as to what it 
sounds like based on that review. I did 
gather that the reviewer hasn't been laid in 
9 months & that he has a copy of No Doubt's 
album. 

The reviewer also didn't bother to 
turn the record cover over to see that it was 
a Blag Dahlia/Dwarves split 7". Even if it is 
basically, but not totally the same people, 
recognize it, & credit that. 

Unfortunately a lot of MRR's reviews 
are like this. The reviewer spends more 
time writing about themselves than the band 
they're reviewing. Why would someone go 
out of their way to review something they 
already knew they hated. 
Christ/ PO Box 71 0456/ Santee, CA 92072 

P.S. The new Dwarves album is the 
best thing I've heard all year. But that's 
beside the point. 

A MRR, 
^^^k In response to the attack 

^^^r on my band, the Padded Cell, 
^^r from Grand Master Tom Trouble 
and his band Dick Army (the one in 
Arlington, VA). Though I may not be able to 
write as poetically as he, I must take the 
time to say to him, how can I say this with 
style...? Fuck you, you silly cunt. I guess 
this whole thing is my fault. I first contacted 
this chump, because I saw an advertise- 
ment in a mag, largerthan anything that we 
could afford, showing Padded Cell Records. 



s^ULtwrs^^Sf 



I just thought it was another asshole with 
a lot of money starting up his label to be 
the next big punk machine. So we decided 
to fuck with the guy. We figured that if he 
was a wanna-be business man then we 
should talk all business to him. You never 
know, he might change the name, and if 
not, who cares. The truth is, we don't ever* 
have a trademark that would stop a label 
from using our band name. And I wouldn't 
even have the resources northe money to 
be able to sue someone for something as 
petty as this. I figured that if it were really 
a band and not someone trying to be the 
next big record label, they wouldjust laugh 
at our letter and throw it away, I can't 
believe these sensitive wimps even took 
the letter so seriously. What a joke! Now, 
these hungry fuck holes are now doing 
anything they can to belittle us for their 
own political gain. Oh, the nifty world of 
whiny music politics. They have made us 
their mighty cause that they must fight in 
order to police the punk rock scene. They 
have sent many insulting letters our way 
and now they are tattling on us to a maga^ 
zine. Oooo, did we break another punk 
rock rule? Did we not follow the proper 
punk rock guidelines? They now call us a 
"sell out" in print. Wow, that should rally a 
lot of support for their mighty cause. That's 
it, take the easy attack, knowing that the 
scene is always ready to eat on itself. All 
you have to say is, sue, sell-out, and 
conformist and you can get any punk to 
turn on a band. I can't believe it. Tom from 
Dick Army would actually- take a corny 
name like Johny Rebel seriously enough 
to use it against me. 

Do you always go for the obvious 
and easy target, Mr. Anal Lube? It's won- 
derful to be a sell out, when I'm pushing a 
shopping cart full of my dirty clothes to the 
fucking laundromat. Couldn't someone 
wait until I could afford a fucking car before 
I'm named a sell out? Does anyone have 
some extra pity they could throw my way? 
If they are really that jealous, I can get a 
Dick Army tattoo also. Would that make 
you feel better, Tom? Well, I'm sorry, but 
I'm not the big corporate machine you 
need to fight. I don't even have any idea 
how to be a.business man, like he claims. 
If so, I'm not a very good business man, 
am I? Blah blah blah. Instead, we plan to 
deal with this fun little kiddie game far 
away from any court system. And if you 
are idiotic enough to believe anything 
from this piece of shit, or any of the em- 
ployees at Padded Cell Records, then 
fuck you, too. 

To let the truth be known, we have 
always thought Padded Cell was one silly 
name for a band, and though we may fart 
around and blow a lot a smoke about it, I 
doubt that anyone in my band would actu- 
ally go to war over such a comball name. 
After their third letter to us, I have to admit 




_— " bb ~~] that l was ex 

tremely im- 
pressed with 
Tom's literary 
abilities. Tom 
t Trouble is ex- 
|J. tremely well read 
■ and articulate. 
And it is obvious that I took checkers to a 
chess game. When we first contacted 
these guys, we were merely trying to pjay 
the "When in Rome" game, so what. They 
called our feeble bluff, so what, we wrote 
them back telling them that it was a bluff, 
so what. Tom is one of those guys that has 
a great talent with words, yet can't seem 
to find a battlefield worthy of his talent. 
Maybe that is why he took us so seriously 
and why he feels that he should be the 
great messenger about such an already 
tired issue. But since he is so intelligent, I 
can't help but to also believe that he is 
writing to a magazine about this as a way 
of putting us down to build himself up. 
Well, I guess everyone has to have their 
stepping stone. Both Dick Army and The 
Padded Cell have been rather fucking 
stupid about this whole stupid thing, And 
The Padded Cell plan is to get even 
stupider. 

Let me sum up, we have been 
using the name Padded Cell for eight 
years as the name of our band and though 
we have shared the name several times 
with others that later came up with the 
same name, bands, studios, etc. This 
time, for some stupid reason, we did not 
want to share a band name with a record 
company, then we put our foot in our 
mouth, and now Dick Envy Army is using 
it as a ploy to gain exposure. Now, I can 
say I'm a true Punker Dude because I'm 
a part of the writing in to publications to 
belittle another band. 

This name calling and mud sling- 
ing, sure is a whole heap of fun. And to 
think, my maturity level can sink even 
lowerthan this. Next response from us will 
be filled with plenty of "Ma Ma" jokes. 
Fuck Tom Trouble the intellectual whiny 
cry-baby, fuck Dick Army, fuck their ideas 
on punk smunck rock, fuck their anarchy 
crap, fuck their tattling to the scene, fuck 
their stupid record label name, and fuck 
anyone that even cares about their politi- 
cally correctiveness. We have no claims 
of being punk rock and the anarchy sign in 
our name is only a symbol to rub people 
the wrong way. Glad to know it rubbed 
you the wrong way. In direct re- 

sponse to Tom's letter... blow it out your 
ass. Honestly, Tom, I'd rather be your 
chum than your enemy. But just in case 
you're just too idealistic to get past all this, 
neener, neener, neener, you can suck my 
wiener. 

Love always, 
Johny Rebel/ the Padded Cell 



^Ul^ Dear MRR, 

Jl It "The New Wave Of Close 

W^M Shave" huh? Yeah, right. 
^HfF So now the '90s are draw- 

ing to a close, not only is it hip to be 
not PC, but it also seems that it is not hip to 
have any kind of conscience and/or com- 
mon sense. What are you playing at? I refer 
of course to the Hard Skin interview (MRR 
169). 

I never thought I'd see the day when 
such a fine magazine as yours would begin 
to publish reactionary and narrow minded 
viewpoints from what seems like a group of 
moronic lagerlouts from the southeast of 
England. I for one am not pro-censorship at 
all and have read the raging debates over 
the years in your pages with interest and at 
times, disdain. However, even though these 
idiots have shown themselves up with their 
own (very limited) words, I don't feel that it 
has any place in your magazine as you are 
doing nothing more than encouraging them 
when they really needed to have been put 
in their place by Mary-Jane, Allen, Christy, 
and Lance. This opportunity was missed 
and I remain unimpressed. 

Hey guys, why not run an Ian Stuart 
obituary in your next issue? Then you could 
put a huge picture of Skrewdriver on the 
cover. I doubt I will be buying your maga- 
zine again - you guys suck. And there was 
me thinking sexism and homophobia were 
things our scene had dealt with at great 
length. Wake up, morons! Yours, 
Anthony Walker/ Crouch End/ London/ En- 
gland 

^^k MRR: 

^tf!«tL I'm writing this letter as a 

S$£JP response to a letter that was 
^r printed in the June '97 issue. It 
was written by some guy named Erik 
Courier. He spent the entire article ranting 
about "real punks" and "false punks" and 
how punk rock has become some sort of 
"trend", which maybe it has, but that doesn't 
mean we have to go and abandon some- 
thing we've loved and been a part of for o- 
so many years because as we all know - 
trends don't last - that's why they're called 
trends! OK, yes, I do admit that since the 
appearance of bands like Green Day, Ran- 
cid, and Offspring into the mainstream I 
have encountered some, we|l, I don't know 
what to call them, but they're people who 
definitely aren't in the scene because they 
have their own opinion of what "punk" is all 
about, but as Erik stated in his letter "those 
of us who are in 'it' for more than a year 
aren't here because we are following some 
fucking societal trend". Well then, Erik, if 
according to you, Mr. God-o-punk-rock, 
anyone who isn't a so-called "real punk" will 
be gone from the scene in a year. You have 
nothing to worry about, they'll be out of your 
hair in a year. Please, think before you write 
such a letter. You make punk sound like 



some sort of cult, that you have to be 
recruited into by some rat of the under- 
ground to be a lasting member. 

Also, I'd like to comment on an- 
other letter that was printed in that same 
issue. It was written by Katie from Eu 
gene, OR. OK Katie, I can completely 
empathize with your situation, but instead 
of bitching about it in this lame ass 'zine, 
why not use your homosexuality to some- 
how educate your family. Don't let your 
niece grow up with the same ignorant 
views as your brother. Show your brother 
that not all homosexuals are the same and 
that he's even loved and is related to one 
Don't expect your family to immediately 
condone you and instantly change their 
views. It will take time, but they will even 
tually learn to accept you and hopefully 
others. And if they still don't love you for 
just who you are, then you don't need to be 
surrounded by people like that. I know 
they're your family but it's true. Trust me, 
try to show them your side and they'll 
eventually come around. And it's a hell of 
a lot better than living your life with the fear 
that they'll all hate you when they finally 
find out. And there is always someone to 
support you in this "shitty, scary, and 
fucking lonely place", you just have to look 
for them, and that takes a lot of patience. 

The summer and all my friends 
being on vacation is eating my brain so if 
you have anything interesting to say... 
Holley Crain/ 8414 Mossneng/ Houston, 
TX 77040/ cmcc6688@themall.com 

P.S. I'm trying to start my own mail 
order service so if anyone has any tips on 
how to get started please contact me at 
the address above. Thanks. 

Dearest Mr. Mikel Board, 

Now, it isn't everyday 
that I am compelled to write a 
response to a column I read in 
MRR, but for some reason yours in the 
June issue really irritated me to the extent 
that I just couldn't resist responding. This 
is to let you know how I stand on the 
misconception that alcohol is a necessity 
in the punk culture. You have no right to 
question the credibility of anyone who 
doesn't choose to consume liquor. Beer 
and the like isn't exactly punk. If it was 
indeed about rebellion, there would be no 
such thing as Bud Bowl, or beer commer- 
cials that feature scantily clad anorexic 
women, and buddies together on fishing 
trips, or redneck assholes enjoying them- 
selves at an all you can eat pig roast. The 
corporations that market such products 
do not have your average punk kid in mind 
when they market this stuff. They know 
that beer is widely accepted in today's 
society. I live in a college town, I should 
know. I happen to be a minority for being 
a non-drinker. Maybe in all actuality I am 
the rebellious one. 





Imagine, if you 
will, being in a 
jaded, warped, 
erratic state. The 
only thing you can 
do is just lay there 
and watch the 
room spin around 
frantically. You are so confused, so un- 
comfortable, all you want is for this state 
of self-conscious distress to stop immedi- 
ately. That is the way I feel when I con- 
sume even one can of 3.2, run of the mill, 
American brewed beer. If that sounds a 
little extreme of a reaction, then you also 
need to realize that not everyone has the 
option of enjoying the effects of alcohol. 
Traveling around and being no- 
madic, I encountered not one other punk 
who didn't make it a substantial goal to 
spange up enough money to get a case. 
Forsome reason they thought if there was 
no beer, then there was no fun. With this 
in mind, I also drank. Although I certainly 
did not enjoy myself, I thought that maybe 
over time I might actually grow accus- 
tomed to this feeling of absolute hell. 
Maybe I just needed to drink a little more. 
Everyone seemed to be enjoying them- 
selves, why wasn't I enjoying myself? 

Even before facing the trials and 
tribulations of vagrancy, I tried my best to 
identify with friends who loved, I mean 
loved, getting intoxicated. I would chip in 
on beer, drinkone ortwo, and always end 
up feeling like the world just took a shit on 
my face. Nobody didn't drink, it was a 
must. If you didn't, well, you just weren't 
having any fun. For me, it was the con- 
trary. If I remained sober, I had a great 
time. It kind of perplexed me. I'm not one 
for any other drugs, either, I think pot is 
absolutely lame, and it just turns you into 
a lifeless idiot. I like sobriety, but for some 
reason nothing has ever effected me more 
negatively than alcohol. 

A few weeks ago, after a long time 
of not drinking at all, I decided to try it 
again once more. Under the circum- 
stances, I probably shouldn't have, but 
that's a long story that involves an ex- 
boyfriend, blah blah blah. Anyway, I drank 
just 2 shots of Aftershock, and it was 
probably one of the worst days of my life. 
I was shaking, and crying, it wasn't a 
pretty sight. I was sick for a week after- 
wards, it felt like someone kicked me in 
the liver. I even felt drunk (at least the way 
drunk feels to me) the next day. This liver 
pain I have experienced on several other 
occasions when I've drank, even very 
minimal amounts of alcohol. Upon this, I 
decided to visit my doctor. I then learned 
that I have a chemical imbalance that 
makes my body and brain react "violently 
to substances containing alcohol". I must 
admit that was comforting. I felt a little left 
out being the only person who didn't want 



to chip in on a 12 pack. This time I have an 
excuse. 

You know, I really don't mind being a 
non-drinker, or being allergic to alcohol. 
You see, I enjoy the time I spend, when 
everyone else is bitching about not finding 
a buyer, or not having enough money. 
Regardless, I'm all right. I think that makes 
me rather fortunate. 
Leah 

P.S. If you want to respond, anyone 
reading this who would like to share their 
opinions can write me- I'll probably be back 
by the time this is printed. My home address 
is 542 McShane Ave./ Waterloo, IA (that's 
Iowa), 50703. 

©Dear Brian Zero: 
While your column is at 
best informative and at worst 
preachy/ridiculous, I'll admit your 
arguments and intents are usually 
consistent and well researched. As an ani- 
mal liberation supporter and an environ- 
mentalist, I generally agree with your view- 
points, although I think it is absurd and 
impossible to expect everyone to live com- 
pletely outside the boundaries of corporate 
influence like you somehow claim you do. 

I think it is an unrealistic expectation 
for the average American wage slave who 
simply struggles topay rent and bills to give 
a shit about whether their breakfast, cereal 
is owned by the lesser-of-the-two-evils cor- 
poration. Or contains some amount of evil, 
evil sugar. Perhaps you have spent the last 
few years living at home with your mother. 
Do you really have this much time to scan 
and select your breakfast amidst the hid- 
den corporate-owned labels. Get real. The 
rest of us are at work 24-7. Some of us have 
families to support. Health crisises to deal 
with. In the meantime I'd like to survive, 
thank you, and guess what? The country is 
in wartime. If you were forced to fight in Iraq 
and were dodging bullets to survive, do you 
think you would stop to ponder which evil 
company is responsible for producing the 
bombs exploding around you? Fuck no! 
You'd be running and fighting for dear life. 
Most of us are running and fighting for dear 
life every day and don't have time, realisti- 
cally, for this pansy-ass arm-chair idealistic 
bullshit. It's nice to talk but another thing to 
apply that talk to reality. Take this into 
consideration before you condemn those 
who are simply struggling to stay alive and 
make it on their own. 

As a well researched preacher, I 
know you are informed as to the viles of 
record production. The records themselves 
- vinyl, made of petroleum, are extremely 
detrimental to the environment, not to men- 
tion the excess plastic, cardboard and non- 
environmental inks used in producing a 
record. In addition, I understand that the 
process of making the vinyl itself involves 
the use of animal by-products. 



Which brings to mind the Siren LP. 
My point is obvious. If you are going to go 
the distance, then do it. Don't go half-ass. 
Otherwise you look like an ass - 1 guess in 
your book it's not OK to support hidden 
cruelty unless it serves to feed your ego. 
You don't needto put out an environmen- 
tally unsound/animal by-product contain- 
ing LP. Like we all really need another 
band to make the world a better place. 
You can say you do it for fun, but that's 
what a hunter would say too. Both hurt the 
world in some small way. 

I think you should be consistent or 
stop yapping. We're all fucked and unless 
you inherit a mountainous load of money 
tomorrow, there's not a damn thing you 
can do about it. End of story. Sincerely, 
Sykon 

Dear Sykon: 

Well, you found me out: I am a 
hypocrite. How could anybody who cares 
about this world not be? How can any; 
body fully abstain from supporting institu- 
tions and individuals who are doing the 
wrong thing when the entire system is 
based on greed? The only thing that any 
of us can do is to try our best. I do not 
expect everyone to live completely out- 
side the boundaries of corporate influ- 
ence, as such an expectation would obvi- 
ously be ridiculous. What I do watch for is 
the effort each individual makes to ques- 
tion those who have power in this world 
around us. When you say that you think I 
"should be consistent or stop yapping, " it 
means the same thing to me as saying 
"Shut up or die." For me, the only path to 
complete consistency is one which leads 
to the graveyard. Every time I pick up a 
plastic pen to write on a piece of paper 
I am using products that have contributed 
to the destruction of the earth, but life 
demands that those who care act in some 
way, which means produce media which 
expresses how they feel. That which isn't 
producing is simply a corpse. Although 
the thought of being a corpse is often 
attractive, I recommend that those who 
care, no matter how "half-ass" we are. 
continue to live? Why? There needs to be 
some alternative to those who are com 
plete "assholes. " Sykon, if you really think 
that my driving a car, the petroleum in my 
shoes, the vinyl in my band's records 
makes me inconsistent enough then I 
suggest you encourage others to boycott 
me first, though, I suggest you take a look 
at everybody else with a cause. I'm sure 
you'll find us all "half ass" in one way or 
another. Perhaps you should boycott any- 
one who ever says a word against the 
system, or perhaps, better yet, you will 
use your intelligence to attach those who 
don't give a damn about anything: perhaps 
you'll take the risks necessary to eventu- 
ally have someone you don't even know 







call you a hypo- 
crite. Brian Zero. 

Dear 
Nathan 
Berg, 
I just 
had a 

chance to check out your new column in 
MRR and I have a few comments about 
American Spirit. I am not a smoker but I do 
have a handful of friends who smoke. In 
an attempt to get them to switch to a more 
"natural" brand, I sent off to get a bunch of 
cheap ($1 a box) samples. A.S. also sent 
me a handful of info about their company 
as well. I was a little surprised to find out 
that the company is not owned or oper- 
ated by Native Americans as their pack- 
aging might suggest. In their info sheet 
they basically justified using Native Ameri- 
can imagery by saying, "hey, other com- 
panies do it too." So, basically, they are 
aligning themselves with companies like 
Hornell Brewing Co., the makers of Crazy 
Horse Malt Liquor (division of G.Heileman 
Industries, makers of Arizona Ice Tea, 
both under boycott for the use of Native 
imagery in their advertising.) Yes, the 
cigarettes aren't nearly as bad for you but 
the marketing strategies are just the same 
if not worse. 

Unfortunately, I no longer have the 
info that they sent, but I'm sure that they 
will send you some if you ask. You may 
want to look into this further. It's been a 
while since I discovered all of this and I 
may be forgetting things. I haven't heard 
of a boycott against American Spirit, but 
that doesn't mean that there isn't one. I'll 
have to look into it further. 

Anyway, good luck with kicking the 
habit if that is the route you go. I know it's 
a tough one. I see way too many intelli- 
gent people give into the "rebellious im- 
age" of the smoker while preaching against 
the"evils" of corporations. Fuckthat, leave 
the capitalist death stick behind and live 
healthy. See ya, 

James Russell/ P.O. Box 362/ Plainfield, 
VT 05667/ JRF@earth.goddard.edu 

P.S. For more info on the Arizona 
Ice Tea and Crazy Horse Boycotts: Ameri- 
can Indian Community House (212)598- 
0100 ex. 224 

^^^ Yo! Tim Yo, 

Bt| You wrote about being 

^^^P non-political in issue 169, but I 
^^^don't see why you find it so offen- 
sive. Being non-political means that 
we refuse to be taken in by slogans and 
ideologies that would only reduce us to 
instruments of abstract causes. Menace 
had the best motto for it: "Carry No Ban 
ners". Crass were extremely non-political 
too (have you heard 'Bloody Revolu- 
tions'?); so this non-political thing is nei 



ther new nor strictly within the skinhead 
scene. Crass (along w/ Conflict, etc.) sang 
about being non-political: "boring fucking 
politics that'll get us all shot; left wing, right 
wing, you can stuff the lot"; however, that 
didn't mean they didn't care about racial 
and gender discrimination, corporate con- 
trol, etc. Being non-political just means that 
you don't align yourself with political fac- 
tions. Would you say that by being non- 
political, Crass was part of the problem? 

You gotta also remember that the oi! 
scene is made up of working class skins 
and punks from industrial areas that just 
don't breed liberal hippie types like S.F. 
does. When you work in a factory (or any 
other shit-work), you don't give a fuck about 
gays or anything like that. Oi! ain't about 
fighting social or political battles anyway, 
and it ain't an alternative counter culture. 
Oi! is the only thing these people have to 
add some color and meaning to their gray 
lives. Oi! is a music scene, not a political 
battlefield or movement. The oi! scene has 
been plagued by politics, but people are 
now claiming their music back from the 
politicians. That's what this new trend in 
non-politics means. Being non-political 
doesn't mean you don't care about any- 
thing. It just means that by being a skin or 
punk, you're just part of a music scene and 
not a stormtrooper for some political faction 
that's up to no good. What you believe in is 
in your head and has nothing to do with the 
clothes you wear. 

Another thing that bugged me is that 
you included national pride among such 
social ills as racism and gender discrimina- 
tion. What the fuck is that?! Are you saying 
that Americans can't be proud to be Ameri- 
cans? Being anti-American is anti-punk rock, 
because punk rock is American culture. 
The Ramones (like Black Flag, AF, etc.) 
were proud to be American, and I take pride 
in them for being American bands. It's my 
culture, what I grew up with. Punk rock is 
American music. If you hate America, you 
hate the multicultural fusion that made it a 
great country (the same fusion that gave 
birth to rock'n'roll and punk). To be anti- 
American, I assume you're are a racist, 
because you hate the fact that people from 
all over the world can unite to form one folk 
and one country. You hate Americans be- 
cause they fought forthis country. You hate 
the fact that they fought so you could have 
the freedom to write whatever opinion you 
have about anything and publish it in your 
own little zine. By hating America, you're 
desecrating the memory of all the people 
who have fought for our freedom (from 
those who crushed the Nazis, to civil rights 
veterans, and those who were led to the 
slaughter by corrupt politicians). 

I know this country is run by assholes, 
but it's our country too. You can't just give 
it away to the idiots that run it. It's like if your 
mom was a drunk, you can't be a coward 



^V&twrsiS^ 



and reject her, you gotta deal with the 
problem and help her out. People that are 
proud of their home will take care of it, 
improve it, and keep it in pristine condi- 
tions; however, people who have no pride 
and hate what they have will let it all go to 
rack and ruin (and what good is that?). 
Fuck anyone who gives me shit for wear- 
ing a flag. The flag represents the people 
(my whole fucking family who worked their 
asses off for me) and the American ideal 
(freedom, justice,, and the rest of it). It 
doesn't represent the corrupt bastards 
that currently run this country. Because 
I'm proud to be American doesn't mean I 
support Clinton or the evil corporations 
that try to control us. If we reject our own 
country, we're just giving up and letting 
these bastards take over. If you let the 
scum win, we all lose because things will 
be worse off and we can't just say "I don't 
support 'em," because we'll be stuck in the 
hell they created. If you don't like America, 
get the fuck out; however, if you'd like to 
see some things change, then you better 
fight for what America should be and not 
against America itself, because WE are 
America. 

Well, that's my opinion. Fuck off to 
anyone who slags me off, 
Derek Rodriguez from Florida 



Derek, 

The shit you're talking is so mis- 
guided and contradictory, it's hard to know 
where to begin. "Politics" not only pertains 
to "guiding or influencing governmental 
policy" but also "the total complex of rela 
tions between people in a society" 
(Webster's, 1986). There's no such thing 
as non-political! When you "don't give a 
fuck about gays", you are complicit with 
American society's homophobia. It's dis- 
crimination you're not giving a fuck about, 
something that's not an "abstract cause' 
at all, but a reality of violence and preju- 
dice. And saying Crass were non-political 
is like saying Skrewdhver were non-rac- 
ist. 

I do shitwork 40+ hours a week in a 
food-service job, and I think it's dumb to 
say that what somebody has to do to make 
a living affects whether they care about 
the world outside their little sector. If oil, or 
any scene, is the only thing people have, 
then those people are pretty pathetic. Oi! 
has been and continues to be "about 
fighting social or political battles" - in the 
right hands. (I don't listen to much oi! but 
I'm sure Tim, Raimundo, or Bruce could 
give you examples.) When you're "just 
part of a music scene" you're maybe not a 
stormtrooper but a necessary counterpart 
to the stormtroopers - a "good German 
(American, etc.)". By burying your head 
and saying, "no politics, just music" you 
end up by default on the side of a political 
faction which is certainly up to no good 




capitalist America. 
Proud to be an 
American? Proud 
of the country 
founded on the 
genocide of the 
native population 
and the slavery of 
blacks so that some white men could have 
liberty and justice? What the fuck is that!?! 
Proud of where you live? Do you have Florida 
pride too? 

Your idea that anti-Americanism is 
anti-punk rock is a joke. Punks started dress 
ing funny, having weird haircuts, etc. in the 
first place because what was American (or 
English) culture was shit to them. Now you 
can buy all that stuff at the mall because 
American capitalism can repackage and 
sell just about anything. 

Hooray for America's "multicultural 
fusion" but to say the U.S. is "one folk and 
one country" is to be (intentionally?) naive. 
The U.S. literacy and infant mortality rates 
vary from 1st to 3rd world depending on 
one's neighborhood and income. In incar- 
ceration, lifespan, and income, the U.S. is 
more like 3 societies - one small, mostly 
white group whose conditions are the best 
and improving; the shrinking middle/work- 
ing classes who are losing ground and the 
growing underclass who are getting the 
screws put to them. The "multicultural fu- 
sion" has not taken hold in the upper reaches 
of business and government. 

Your glorification of veterans is also 
naive. Civil rights veterans had to fight 
against (not for!) America to achieve the 
gains they did, gains conservatives are now 
rolling back. The Nazi-crushers waited until 
the Jews had been crushed, and then the 
top Nazis were hired by the U. S. in prepara 
tion for the showdown with the Soviets. The 
rank and file on both sides were decimated, 
but the financiers remained in power. No- 
body "led to slaughter by corrupt politicians" 
did me any favors! I wish they had stayed 
home. But Uncle Sam ordered them off 
"the flag follows the money, and the troops 
follow the flag. " 

Your analogies of drunk moms and 
pristine houses also reek of shit. The "mom 
in question isn 't drunk but very clear-headed 
in her attempts to centralize and maximize 
power and wealth, to steal from the poor and 
give to the rich. Are you saying if Americans 
were more patriotic, the country would be in 
better shape? Bullshit. Patriotism is blind 
faith. What good is the American ideal when 
the American reality is so far from it? The 
America you're proud of is more an imagi- 
nary Utopia than the way this country has 
always been run. "Letting the bastards take 
over?" They've been in charge since day 
one! I agree we have to fight for what America 
should be, but in practice America's #1 
concern has always been maximizing prof- 
its and control for those at the top. While you 




wave the flag, they're laughing all the way to 
the bank. Jeff M. 

Dear Maximum, 

This is an open letter for The Li'l 
Bunnies" since they won't respond 
to any of my repeated letters. I'm 
hoping that seeing this in a public 
forum will shame them into responding. I'm 
not hurt or angry. 

I sent them a list of reasons why I 
should be in their band including an offer of a 
pancake breakfast. Three of them arrived at 
my house at 4:30 am Easter morning. They 
were drunk and parked on my lawn as if drunk 
driving is "punkK They were wearing those 
bunny suits that they think are so funny. 

I welcomed them to my home and my 
wife made them pancakes. My rottweilers 
were barking at them as they sat by my pool 
drinking my beer and making juvenile de- 
mands for Spaghetti-Os. One of them walked 
over and pissed on my dog. It takes a real 
"tough guy" to urinate on a caged animal but 
he got his when he fell into my pool and nearly 
drowned as he was too drunk or too stupid to 
stand up in the shallow end. One kept talking 
in that same asinine high pitched girl voice 
that he sings in. Like I'm supposed to believe 
he talks like that all the time? I've partied with 
Kepi from the Groovie Ghoulies and this guy 
ain't no Kepi. 

They kept saying "Hey retard! Let me 
see your nipples" to my wife even after I 
repeatedly asked them not to. I guess they 
thought that was real "punk" as well. Just like 
when one of them threw-up on himself. 

I heard you were in need of a bass 
player, so I took a chance and wrote you. We 
had a running correspondence where I would 
send you money and items that I would liber- 
ate from my employer. This ended up being 
about $60, not including stamps and of course, 
the miscellaneous office supplies that I UPSed 
you (on my employer's account). Little did I 
know that all along I was being graded. Four 
years of college didn't prepare me for shit! 

I only wanted to be a part of what you 
represent. I hold dear everything you guys 
seemed to stand for. If I had known that 
beneath it all it was all just another close- 
minded clique' I would have never bothered 
contacting you. I do not actively seek out 
humiliation, nor do I wish to assist in the 
drawing of more uniform lines with the "under- 
ground". I do not need acceptance. I get 
plenty of that at home. I asked for nothing but 
to be treated with a bit of dignity. 

I have been in bands and hung around 
people much more subversive than you. Ever 
heard of The Vacant"? They would have 
made you guys look like "A-ha". I was in the 
Sacramento punk scene since 1982. I've had 
Johnny No-Style vomit into my mouth. I had a 
beer bottle broken over my head by Nazi Bob. 
I've done more sick and demented things 
than I can even remember. Just because I 
own a home and invest my money wisely 



does not change who I am or what I believe. 

You wrote me that I was not "Bunnie 
material". What makes "Bunnie material"? 
What are the qualifications? Are there 
classes I should take? 

How am I different than them? Be 
lieve me, I'm not upset that you don't want 
me in the band. It's your group and you make 
the decisions. That is fine. I am just a little 
ticked-off about the unfair judgments you 
made on me based on how little you know 
about me. 

Would bleeding for you have given 
me more "Bunnie points"? Should I have 
pissed in your beers before serving them to 
you? I wear no masks, either physically or 
mentally. I feel no need to hide my true self, 
won't apologize for what I've accomplished, 
've done it all on my own terms without 
betraying my own values or at the expense 
of others. We all have day jobs. We all have 
families. We all have to "ete shit" everyday. 
It's just that some of us don't feel the need to 
serve it to each other while our own faces 
are smeared with it. 

I chose my side a long time ago, yet 
am still able to enjoy some success without 
pointing fingers or calling names. I need 
friends more than I need enemies. There 
really is some safety in numbers. It's nice to 
treat and be treated by others with respect. 
No, I'm not special, but neither is anyone 
else. Including you. 

I do not know the name of the one 
who sat on the same side of the table as me 
(he puked on himself). Whoever he was, he 
seemed very genuine and friendly. Please 
tell him if he ever wishes to form a band 
based on music and not attitude to contact 
me. 

I'm not hurt or angry. My Team 
Hardcore membership expired years ago 
anyway. It kinda sucks, you know? Nowa- 
days, you can't even tell the jocks from the 
punks from the geeks from the Quincys from 
the retailers. Scary. But, I guess it would be 
pretty boring for you if everyone was "Li'l 
Bunnie material". I mean, who would you 
have to ridicule and step on? 

I sincerely wish you the best in all 
your future endeavors. If anything, maybe 
someday you will look back on this and 
laugh. I know I will. 

Blah, blah, blah. 
Joseph R. Seefeldt 

P.S. ...Perhaps I should have an- 
swered the door when you visited with my 
Remington 1600 pistol-grip shotgun filled 
with 8 shells of shrapnel load in one hand 
and a pack of cigarettes in the other. Damn! 
Was that where I "blew" it? 



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11ALL 
DEAL 



Progressive Bigotry 

Someone in the vanload of writers and 
editors said it on the way back from the 
Vermont ski junket a magazine I write for to 
make money paid for. It was one of those 
"What's wrong with America" discussions, 
and the crisply-dressed twentysomething 
woman's offered her two cents: "Fifth-gener- 
ation welfare recipients — it's just not right." 
It's also not true. Thanks to a certain 
biological reality having to do with human 
fertility and gestation periods, currently it is 
only humanly possible to have third-genera- 
tion welfare recipients since welfare as we 
knew it began in the '30s. 

Anyway, the woman in question was 
well-educated, well-connected and well-spo- 
ken, not to mention liberal in all the ways that 
educated Americans usually are, but she had 
nonetheless bought into the conservative 
myth of a pernicious welfare culture that 
sucks up federal revenues and holds us back 
in the trade wars. From Reagan's welfare 
queen to Clinton's workfare, both the left and 
the right scapegoat the poor. The only differ- 
ence is that liberals prefer a gentle shove to 
the Republicans' swift kick in the butt — and 
both understand the implicit coding: Welfare 
equals inner-city blacks equals lazy scum. 

Immigrant-bashing too has gone main- 
stream. Once the exclusive territory of inbred 
Aryan Nation skinheads and sundry well- 
heeled nativists, many of the new opponents 
of immigration (coding: immigrant equals 
Hispanic equals dirty scum) identify them- 
selves with traditionally left-of-center causes 
such as environmentalism, support of abor- 
tion rights and reducing the disparity of 
wealth. Much of the current Clinton cam- 
paign finance scandal revolves around a xe- 
nophobic subtext (coding: Asian business- 
man equals Yellow Peril equals evil scum). 
When people hear their corporate, political 
and media leaders spouting anti-immigrant 
lies year after year after year, it eventually 
starts to sink in. 

And this is what's really wrong with 
America: Right-wingers currently enjoy a 
monopoly on vicious rhetoric. All of the an 
entrant hatreds— cruelty that ranges from fag 
jokes to AIDS research cutbacks, from sexist 
remarks to gang rape, from atrocious urban 
schools for blacks to killing them by lethal 
injection in overly-funded prisons — originat- 
ed with right-wing conservatives. Disgusting 
as they may be, hateful catch phrases and 
buzzwords are the most effective soundby tes 
of all; they're political shorthand that dismiss 
complex issues and define complex groups 
with simplistic disdain. 

Epithets like "bitch," "faggot" and "wel- 
fare mom" are infinitely more widespread — 



and therefore potent — than all the beautiful- 
ly-constructed Noam Chomsky essays in the 
world. Gutter talk spewed from drunks in 
passing cars is the ultimate national dis- 
course — and it's time for the well-intentioned 
to get down and dirty. 

Unfortunately, what remains of the left 
after the wholesale capitulation of the Demo- 
cratic Party to corporate interests is far too 
infected with politically-correct rectitude to 
fight back efficiently. The only way to beat a 
bully is to fight back twice as hard and twice 
as dirty as he does. The trouble is, the Volvo 
and Sierra Club crowd have forgotten how to 
tie their shoes, much less take on the right- 
wing paradigm. That's why political pro- 
gressives need to adopt progressive bigotry 
to countermand the constant onslaught of 
right-wing tripe spewing out of TV screens 
and newspaper headlines every day. Here 
are some helpful examples: 

Rich-Bashing: Bashing evil capitalists 
went out of style after World War II, but with 
most people living in a constant low-grade 
economic depression, it's high time to bring 
back the proud practice. And we're not just 
talking talk here, either: No limo or Lexis 
should be safe from having its windows 
smashed — or at least getting keyed. Leftists 
should burn down their wealthy neighbors' 
homes whenever they're away on vacation. 
Mugging anyone making more than $100,000 
a year should no longer be a crime, and Ivy 
League school tuition should be subject to a 
50 percent luxury tax. Suggested epithets: Cor- 
porate welfare king, leech, resource hog, interest 
whore, cash junkie, money wanker. 

Native-Bashing: Obviously Americans 
who were born (and remain) here lack the 
vision and imagination to move overseas. 
They're clearly reprehensible, boring, stupid 
individuals who expect good jobs to be 
brought to them rather than extract them- 
selves from their Lazee-Boys and go to Kuala 
Lumpur— not to mention the products of a 
moribund strip-mall culture. Being born in 
the USA ought to be a license to be beaten, 
deprived of government services, made inel- 
igible for all jobs other than asbestos disposal 
and subjected to countless ethnic slurs in 
animated Disney films. Anti-native bias 
should become especially vicious whenever 
the government becomes involved in saber- 
rattling with nations composed of a Cauca- 
sian majority, and anyone with white skin 
should automatically be assumed to be born 
in the United States. Suggested insults: Red- 
neck, stoner, ghost, space-filler, cultural footnote, 
simpleton, inertia boy, Mayflower madam. 

Straight-Bashing: "Gays and lesbians 
should start feeling free to pick on straight 
people, simply because they happen to be 
straight. Teenagers who display early signs 
of heterosexuality should be hounded by 
parents and shrinks, and the government 
should develop special strains of bacteria that 
kill breeders with exquisitely slow pain. Rov- 
ing gangs of homosexual men should cruise 
the streets of our cities, looking for guys who 
"look" straight to pound and occasionally 
murder. Suggested appellations: Chick pirate, 
stick slut, mix-and-matchers, constipoids, poke 
hounds. 

There will, of course, be those wimps 
who decline to lower themselves to such vio- 



lent, primitive tactics of political expression. 
But if the rampaging forces of corporatism, 
racism, homophobia and sexism are ever to 
be effectively countered, leftists will have to 
employ the harshest possible methods. Then, 
once the oppressors truly feel what it's like to 
be a victim, they'll finally be ready to negoti- 
ate away their privileged positions in ex- 
change for merely being treated with decen- 
cy. Only in an America where Bill Gates is 
afraid to leave his suburban showcase home, 
straights are afraid to hold hands in public 
and being born overseas becomes a status 
symbol, will there ever be any hope for equal- 
ity and justice for all. 

Send your epithets, insults, and free 
CDs to: Ted Rail, P.O. Box 2092, Times Square 
Station, New York NY 10108. Oh, and don't 
forget: Save the kittens! 



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Men's Health magazine reports that bi- 
cycle-riding leads to sterility and impotence. 
I m not surprised. All that pressure between 
the legs, catching the good parts. Do you 
wonder? No wordyet on what it does to girls. 
It feels better, but I bet its just as bad. 

The report gets even scarier. Stop other 
bad habits, the health-risks decrease. Stop 
bike riding, the damage is for always. There^ 
no hardening up again — ever. 

This is only the latest in a series of bad 
news for the multi-national bike-making com- 
panies. It's about time. Did you know that the 
federal government actually subsidizes these 
corporate swine. They call it "export aid." 
Actually, it's tax breaks. Your government 
gives them to this scum so they can continue 
to deal death. The rest of us absorb the social, 
financial and mental costs. 

Bicycles are the number one "toy" killer 
in the US. They have been for many years. 
Every six hours the grim reaper swipes away 
another bicyclist. Many others are perma- 
nently crippled or maimed. 

The libertarian argument is obvious. 
No matter how dangerous the activity, bike 
riders should have the freedom to take risks. 
Isn't this a free country? Doesn't that freedom 
includes the right to stupidity. If they want to 
damage themselves, shouldn't that be their 
right? 

Separate but equal say the double 
wheeled defenders. We only need to divide 
the streets into biking and no-biking areas. 
Then both sides will be satisfied. 

Unfortunately, it's not that easy. We 
have to consider SHB, Second Hand Bike. That 
is, the effect biking has on people who do not 
bike themselves. 

Mary Schwartz is a young Negress. She 
just got a job at the library, working in the 
reference section. Today, the subway was 



late, making her late for work. 

At the 42nd Street stop, she runs from 
the subway upstairs. Damn, wrong side of 
Fifth Avenue. Looking uptown on the one 
way Avenue, she quickly checks for cars be- 
fore running into the street. She steps off the 
curb. Blam! A cyclist going the wrong way 
down the street smashes into her. The young 
lady is thrown past the corner onto 42nd 
Street. Dazed and on her back, she struggles 
to get to her feet. Double Blam! A bus going 
forward at the changing light, knocks her 
down again. Her head catches under the front 
wheels, splitting open like a dropped melon. 
The driver never saw her. Mary is dead. The 
cyclist is long gone uptown. 

This is only the most obvious form of 
SHB; collisions with helpless pedestrians. 
Even when the bike doesn't do the damage 
directly, it still causes it to happen. 

Being thrown into traffic by a bike is 
only one example. There are other, more sub- 
tle forms of Second Hand Bike. Bikes actually 
cause many accidents reported as pedestrian 
or automobile. How many tots are squinched 
to death by cars suddenly swerving to avoid 
a cyclist blasting forty miles an hour through 
a red light? How many trees are hit by how 
many truckers avoiding a cyclist who decid- 
ed she owns the road. 

At least with cars you have legal protec- 
tion. Police stop cars. They give tickets. They 
take careless drivers off the road. When was 
the last time you saw a bike rider get a ticket? 

Human lives and health are not mea- 
surable in money. These are, of course, the 
main reason the biking menace is so diabolic. 
Still, there is a more measurable social cost. 
That is the cost of hospitalization, rehabilita- 
tion and death benefits for biking victims. 

How many hospital beds do they take? 
How much public money? How much wel- 
fare is peddled on these pedal pusher casual- 
ties? 

Not only is it dangerous, but biking is a 
filthy habit. Highways, roads, even small 
mountain paths are littered with old tubes, 
gear grease, and rubber patches. Birds and 
other wildlife choke on discarded tire 
valves and other bike effluvia. Bike paths 
destroy acres of land. Many more are de- 
stroyed by bikes who don't stick to those 
paths. Somehow bikes are privileged among 
vehicles. The government allows them to 
trample where no car or truck can tread. 

It's Saturday, six AM. He's tired, hag- 
gard. Neither a shave nor a bath for a week. 
Although he uses his bike to get to work every 
day, he doesn't let it rest on weekends. His 
brain still groggy, eyes half closed, he climbs 
onto his chariot to hell. The psychological 
chains are stronger than the need to sleep, eat 
or bathe. Off he goes, pumping furiously to 
rise those endorphins. Harder, faster he goes. 
He'll be lucky if he makes it back alive. 

Why do bike riders persist in their filthy 
habit when it is so obviously a health hazard? 
What could make otherwise rational people 
do something so foolish — and so regularly? 

Studies have yet to be done, but I can 
speculate. We know that energy spent in in- 
tense physical activities causes the body to 
release endorphins. Related to opiates, these 
endorphins create a high that a person soon 
can't live without. 



Dubbed "a runners high." With bikers, 
it sails to unimaginable peaks. There is a 
precise level of intensity where these endor- 
phins are highest. I accuse biking corpora- 
tions of deliberately manipulating the pedal/ 
gear and chain resistance to maximize endor- 
phin levels. The rider becomes an instant 
addict. This means selling a bike to someone 
is actually selling a person to the bike. 

As if that weren't bad enough, the mas- 
sacrous machine makers deliberately market 
their product to children. Saturday morning, 
like periods punctuate a novel, bike adspunc- 
tuate TV shows. Bikes are touted as ' safe," 
"fun," and even "healthy." Many children's 
shows show children themselves partaking 
in the disgusting habit. Kids are taught it 
looks cool to bike. It's sexy or it's in. There's 
no morality when it comes to sales. 

We have an age limit on car-driving, 
drinking, smoking, even voting. But we al- 
low five-year-olds to ply these double- 
wheeled tools of doom. 

Forty nine percent of those killed on 
bicycles are 1 6 or younger. In the US alone, we 
treat nearly one million children every year 
for bicycle-related injuries. 

A man walks into a Scottish schoolyard, 
kills 26 kids and the world mourns. But this 
wholesale corporate slaughter-of-the-inno- 
cent goes unmentioned, thanks to the power 
of the bike lobby. These masters of deceit 
have bought off the whole kit-and caboodle. 
Where is the Surgeon General, Consumers 
Reports, Mothers Against Biking? Where is 
the outcry? Where are the calls to stop this 
destruction of our youth? Why is my voice 
the only one crying out from the darkest 
depth of caring? 

It gets worse. A whole industry has 
grown up around cycling. It's mission: lull 
people into believing it's safe to ride one of 
these murder machines. 

Bicycle helmets, for example, claim to 
reduce injury. They actually cause more. Peo- 
ple feel safer. They use bikes more often — 
and take more chances. This means more 
accidents and more deaths. For every person 
a helmet protects, ten are injured because the 
rider was that much more careless. 

Unless we require pedestrians to wear 
helmets, a person run over by a bike rider 
with a helmet will be just as dead as one hit by 
a bike rider without one. A car that swerves to 
avoid a biker with a helmet, will run over that 
tot just as surely as one that swerves to avoid 
a rider without a helmet. 

The problem is not an American one. In 
a cynical attempt to circumvent backlash at 
home, the gluttonous multinational bike com- 
panies are marketing to third world coun- 
tries. Even worse, other governments catch 
themselves in the worst kind of national eco- 
nomic greed. These governments encourage 
the creation of the biking industry in their 
own countries, preferring home-grown death 
to the imported kind. 

"It's good for the economy." they say. 

"What about life?" I ask. That's some- 
thing they don't consider. 

Well, I want to consider it. I don't pro- 
pose a complete biking ban — and least not 
yet. For now, the best we can hope for, is 
limiting bicycling to an activity practiced in 
private, between consenting adults. We need 



to prohibit bikes in all public places, in the 
workplace, in shopping malls, and any other 
area where people congregate on a human 
level. 

The next goal is to limit bike riding to 
stationary bikes used by adults, indoors and 
in private. These, at least, will only injure 
those who ride them. 

Until then, if bikers still want to bike, let 
them pay for their addiction. Tax bikes and 
use the money for their injuries — and the 
injuries they cause. Stigmatize bike-riding so 
people will be embarrassed to admit to it. 

"You still riding that Schwin?" 

"I've tried to quit, honest. I can't go cold 
turkey, so I'm tapering off. I'm down to one 
ride a week, now." 

That's the kind of conversation I want 
to hear more of. 

Let's set up self-help groups, with fed- 
eral funding. It would be a giant step. Let 
those who are in the grip of biking admit 
they're helpless against it. Let them realize 
that, although they'll always be a cyclist they 
can get help to control their craving by giving 
themselves up to a higher power. Let them 
know that bike riding isn't a hobby, but a 
disease. We can't cure it, but we can control 
it — one day at a time. 

For those not yet addicted, and for those 
suffering from the affects of other's addic- 
tion, help is on the way. 

Is it enough? Of course not, I'd like to 
see a bike-free society by the year 2010. I'm 
only proposing the first step. Eventually, we 
can go further. We can go all the way. 
ENDNOTES: 

— >John Smallwood, doing time for comput- 
er hacking (write him: #04399-010, POB 14500, 
Lexington KY 40512), wrote me about two 
scams. He thinks these are better than the 
"How to get people to send you money" scam 
I mentioned a couple of weeks ago. 

First was an ad for a "Solar Powered 
Clothes Dryer" for $79.95. It was a clothes- 
line. 

Second was an ad in a men's magazine 
guaranteeing you a large penis, "Eight inches 
in Eight Weeks or Your Money Back" $39.95. 
It's an 8" dildo, mailed 8 weeks after the order 
is received. 

-> There is a magazine called "Intelligence 
Report" published by Klamuatch, a project of 
the Southern Poverty Law Center. (400 Wash- 
ington Ave, Montgomery AL 36104) That 
center was something that Martin Luther King 
was involved with. I m not sure how he'd feel 
now. 

Klanwatch reports on all rightwing 
groups. They label them terrorist. These are 
typical leftist tactics. What isn't typical, how- 
ever, is the support this publication gives the 
government. In every article, "the govern- 
ment" is the good guy and whoever they're 
against is the badguy. I wonder what ML 
King would've thought about that. 

My favorite part was their talking about 
"some high-profile disappointments in the 
fight against domestic subversion in 1996." 

Initially investigated as a terrorist inci- 
dent, the crash of TWA Flight 800 appears to 
have been the result of mechanical malfunc- 
tion. 

Jeez! What a disappointment!! Well, 
don't feel too bad, Klanwatchers. Clinton used 



the explosion anyway. He got laws that will 
track every American. The government will 
trace every citizen through ahuge central file. 
All travel, every plane ticket, recorded. That 
makes you feel a lot safer, doesn't it? 
— > Yeah right, dept: I got this junk mail from 
a group called ZERO POPULATION 
GROWTH (1400 Sixteenth Street NW, Suite 
320, Washington DC 20036). It's one of those 
liberal groups, in the worst sense of the word . 
It's a nice exercise in the logic of fallacy. 
Here's the key paragraph: 

Even though Americans make up only 4.5% 
of world population, we consume 5 times the 
world's average per capita in energy, 3 times the 
steel, and over 2 times the grain. Because of such 
heavy consumption of resources, even small pop- 
ulation increases here can put disproportionately 
great pressures on resources and life-support sys- 
tems around the world. 

In other words, because the US uses too 
many resources, we should stop having kids. 
You got a problem with that? 

How about if we consider that it ain't 
the super-consuming rich folks who're hav- 
ing those kids. (Except the Kennedys.) Who 
do you think uses more natural resources? A 
family of 8 Jorge Gonzalases or a family of one 
Bill Gates? Population control? Maybe we 
should get rid of a few Bill Gates. 
— >Speakingof getting ridofdept: Isn't it strange 
that Tim McVeigh gets the death penalty 
without ever getting to speak to the press? 
The first time since the Rosenbergs that the 
government kills someone — and it's some- 
one who sure as flyingbricks, they don't want 
talking. There are plenty of unsolved ques- 
tions in that bombing. How come locals heard 
two explosions? How come the Feds called in 
sick that day? How come so much damage 
was done when a similar bomb in Beirut 
caused half as much. All the answers will go 
up in smoke — or a lethal injection. Some 
coincidence, huh? 

— >How'd he do it? Dept: Chuck Chapin wrote 
me from an army base in Bosnia . In the corner 
where the stamp usually is, he wrote, in pen 
"free mail for the poor. ' The post office can- 
celled and delivered the letter as usual. I 
wonder if this is normal procedure for the 
former Yugoslav Republic, or just a new kind 
of army welfare. I think I'll try it on my next 
electric bill. 




fucking maxi pad, so I kind of knew what to 
expect. Hardcore mixed with KORN. Not too 
bad- 1 actually like it. 12 songs, good produc- 
tion. 302 N. Aspen St. / Lincointon, N.C. 28092. 
PASS AFIST play some really cool, fast thrash- 
ing hardcore. Great stuff with mean vocals. 5 
songs, good production. 8801 20th Ave./ Se- 
attle, Wa. 98115-3225. UNDER PPJVLAGED 
NATION really kick ass, with original hard- 
core, and a female vocalist who can really 
scream! Great stuff. 8 songs, good produc- 
tion. 2 Pinewood Dr./ Downington,Pa. 19335. 
POINDEXTER play FACE TO FACEish rock 
punk stuff. Not really my thing, but they 
seem competent enough. 5 songs, good pro- 
duction. 1 A Sunningdale Dr. / Boston, Lines/ 
PE21 8HZ/ U.K. RIGHTS OF HUMANITY 
make me think of a cross between THE AC- 
CUSED and BIOH AZARD. Metally hardcore 
with mean vocals and some hip hoppish fla- 
vorings. 4 songs, good production. 105 Tar- 
pon Dr. / Grafton, Va. 23692. ONCE AGAINST 
nave a very straight- edge attitude, but their 
music makes me think of older European 
hardcore, like THE WRETCHED, mixed with 
old straight-edge. They have great progres- 
sions and breaks, but are a little sloppy, even 
for hardcore. 9 songs, good production. 12 
Manor PI./ Huntington Station, N.Y. 11746. 
DISORDERLY CONDUCT play good old 
generic hardcore to go with their good old 
generic name- I'm not complaining, llove this 
stuff. Kinda makes me think of IMPULSE 
MANSLAUGHTER. 10 songs, good produc- 
tion. 130 Bayport Ave./ Bayport, N.Y. 11705. 
Every time I hear the name NO SOLUTION, 
I think of the one from Houston, who sound- 
ed like AGNOSTIC FRONT. They broke up, 
and their drummer is now a black metal nazi, 
and their guitarist is now in TOTAL CHAOS. 
It's funny now things work out. Anyway, the 
NO SOLUTION I'm reviewing make me think 
a lot of a more punk Social Distortion. Real 
rockin, with a lot of leads and anguished 
vocals. 4 songs, good production. P.O. Box 
1824/ Orange, Ca. 92856. STREETCLEANER 
play noizecore, kind of like ANAL CUNT 
crossed with MAN IS THE BASTARD. Good 
stuff. 6 songs, good production. 414 N. 3rd 
St./ Maxwood, II. 60153- 1114. DIGRESS do 
fast pop punk with all the trimmings- leads, 
sing alongs, catchy progressions, etc. 9 songs, 
good production. 3534 W. Paradise/ Visalia, 
Ca. 93277. BOILING MAN (The crow?) play 
intense thrashing hardcore with great, 
screamed vocals. Very cool. 7 songs, good 
production. 441 Chapel St. Apt. I -5/ New 
Haven, Ct. 06511. F 

As always, I'm at P.O. Box 2584/ Con- 
roe, Tx. 77305. Drop me a tape, .or a line. 
Laters. 



Here I am, back again. You keep send- 
ing those tapes, and I'll keep reviewing them. 
THE STICKLERS play silly, noisy punk, kin- 
da like a less technical STIKKY. Pretty cool. 4 
songs, decent production. P.O. Box 235789/ 
Honolulu,Hi.96823-3513.PLAGUEplaypret- 
ty straight-out mid paced punk. Fairly re- 
tarded lyrics, but that often goes with the 
territory. 6 songs, decent production. 52 Bre- 
ton Rd./ Brick, N.J. 08723. The tape by FAT 
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As I promised last column, this month 



I'm going to give you a history of punk rock, 
and where to find it on the net. This isn't 
gonna be an official history, but rather a lot of 
name-dropping and a good excuse for me to 
put a ton or URLs in this column for you to 
waste your time with. Before I do that, how- 
ever, I do have one piece of EXTREMELY 
GOOD FUCKING NEWS! 

On Thursday, June 26th, the Supreme 
Court ruled that the Communications Decen- 
cy Act violated the First Amendment. For 
those of you who have been reading my 
column for awhile, that means (at least for 
now) that you can print pretty much whatev 
er you want on the net without fear of being 
prosecuted because some prude finds it ob- 
scene. Of course, those that want to stifle free 
speech vow to introduce other initiatives to 
limit what you can say or do on the internet, 
but for now, at least, anarchy still reigns. For 
more information about the Supreme Court 
decision, and the CDA, check out the Citizens 
Empowerment Coalition website. You'll find 
it at http://www.ciec.org . 

Okay, so now on to Punk Rock History 
101. I'm not going to attempt to cover every 
band in this article, nor am I going to get into 
the argument of where (England or the US) or 
when (late 60s or mid 70s) punk rock started, 
or what bands are punk and what aren't. 
What I am going to do is give you web ad- 
dresses for a bunch of early (oldie) punk 
bands and maybe hit upon a few other side 
topics at the same time. We'll just see how this 
all works itself out. 

Some stories have it that the term Punk, 
as it refers to music, came about from some- 
thing that the amazing rock writer Lester 
Bangs wrote about certain 60s bands. If you 
haven't heard of Bangs, or even if you have, 
you really should check out http:// 
www2.shore.net/~stooge/bangs.html . This 
site has a bunch of his writing, though not 
necessarily the article where he mentions 
punk. For that matter, you really should head 
to the library and check out the collection of 
his writings — "Psychotic Reaction and Car- 
buretor Dung" to get a better feel for what he 
was doing. It is a run read. 

Also located at that same site is a page 
dedicated to the Godfather of punk himself - 
Iggy Pop, and his 60s band The Stooges. If 
you don t know of the Stooges, you really are 
a sorry excuse for a punk rocker. Regardless, 
you'll want to check out the website. It's at 
http://www2.shore.net/~stooge/ 
stooges.html . Not a ton of info there, but a 
few good pieces, and some links to other 
interesting sites. 

Okay, so moving away from the pre- 
punk era (I know, without mentioning the 
New York Dolls, Patti Smith, MC5, and a host 
of others, but I'm the writer here, and I'll do 
what I want), it's time to talk about the bands 
that started the whole thing. Of course, here I 
am referring to either the Sex Pistols, or the 
Ramones, depending on your point of view. 
(You know, I just realized that perhaps some- 
one should do a study to find out exactly 
what personality types think the Ramones 
started the whole thing, versus the types that 
think the Sex Pistols started it... it could prove 
to be quite enlightening). 

The stories I've heard have the Ramones 
(http://www.vivanet.com/~davelal9/ 



7ramones.html), going to Britain to play some 
gigs before the Sex Pistols (http:// 
www.5z.com/pistols/) really had their shit 
together. Of course, it was ex-NY Dolls man- 
ager Malcolm McLaren who engineered the 
initial Pistols thing, so there is no denying 
that they got at least some of their influence 
fromNY. Anyway, soon thereafter bothbands 
made albums, both band were considered 
punk, and the argument over who started it is 
ridiculous anyway. 

Of course, Blondie was playing around 
this time as well, and they were still in their 
pre-disco / dance phase. The Blondie Cafe on 
the web is a pretty good site dedicated to the 
band. You'll find it at http:// www. thehub. 
com.au/~bchudso/cafe.htm . 

So, after punk got started, there were a 
bunch of bands that formed in England (or 
were already formed and neatly fit into the 
new genre). One of these bands was The 
Damned (http://www.thedamned.com/), 
who, if I am not mistaken, put out the first 
indie punk single. Also forming around that 
time, from the ashes of the pub rock band the 
lOlers, were The Clash (http://www.pnme 
net.com/~jendave/clash/clash.htm), X Ray 
Spex (http://www.comnet.ca/~rina/ 
xrayspex.html) and a whole host of others. 

Other bands in Britain that started in 
the early days of punk included The Jam 
(http://www.skynet.co.uk/~kefansu/ 
thejam/frames.html), The Buzzcocks (http:/ 
/ www.cityscape.co.uk/users/ac46/), The 
Adverts (http://www.comnet.ca/~rina/ 
adverts.html) and a whole slew of others 
including Gen X, Chelsea, The Cortinas, and 
more. 

The 70s also saw the rise of the anarchist 
(hippie-esque) punk movement exemplified 
best oy the music, zines, lyrics, etc. of Crass. 
Believe it or not, Crass are on the web, at the 
Southern Records homepage. You'll find the 
site at http://www.soutnern.com/southern/ 
band/CRASS/index.html . 

Realize, of course, that I'm not really 
trying to be completist in this article. As I said 
at the Deginning, I am mostly name dropping. 
With that in mind, we jump to the US in the 
late 70s, where the scene was hopping in both 
LA and SF. These were the days of bands like 
Black Flag (http:/ /pages. nyu.edu/~vqd6140 
/bf/flag.ntml), Avengers (http: //members. 
aol.com/aytab2/houston.html), the Germs 
(http://www.efn.org/~austin_r/Germs/ 
GermsPage.html), and the Dead Kennedys 
(http:/ /www j5e0cities.com/SunsetStrip/ 
6558/DKPAGEHTM). Lotsa good music, 
though I think there are probably as many 
good bands today... but there are also 5 times 
as many bad ones. 

Finally, hopping on up to Canada, there 
were The Subhumans, and relatively early 
on, DOA. There is an excellent DOA fan site at 
http:/ / www.musicwest.com /DOA/ 
index.html , where actually you can probably 
find links to stuff about the Subhumans as 
well. 

That's enough name dropping of bands 
for the time being. Maybe sometime soon I'll 
do the early hardcore scene, when HC was 
still considered punk rock. Finally, I want to 
leave you with a few sites about punk in 
general, rather than band specific sites. 

"Punk and Wave" tells about the early 



days of punk rock, and has quite a few cool 
pictures and links. Definitely fun to read, 
you'll find it at http://www.mital-u.ch/ 
Dada/punkwave.html . "Three Chord Won- 
ders" also offers a brief history, and is a quick 
read. It's at http:/ /holly. colostate.edu/~bat- 
matt/grrr/punk.htm . In addition, the Pit has 
a section on British punk rock at http:// 
www.thepit.com/culture/bpll2095/. All are 
worth your while, so check them out. 

Well, that is plenty to keep you surfing 
for another month. You can e-mail me at 
hanford@cruzio.com, or check out the Net- 
punk website at http://netpunk.base.org . 
Finally, as always, you can write me the old 
fashioned way at PO Box 8058; Santa Cruz, 
CA 95061. See ya. 




I found the perfect mate. Non-monog- 
amous, respectful, not driven by testosterone 
but sexual as fuck and loves to groom! Too 
bad they don't have jobs, well, that earn any 
kind of money and they haven't quite grasped 
the English language so communication is a 
tad difficult. But since they are from another 
country, I should cut them a little slack... 
Seems a little sad that the most viable candi- 
date for a completely sexual AND egalitarian 
relationship is a Bcinobo monkey, indigenous 
to dense equatorial rain forests of Zaire. Now 
before y'all start screaming "bestiality" or 
have fantasies about Spot and a jar of creamy 
peanut butter, let me tell you that bonobos 
share more than 98 percent of our genetic 
profile, making them our closet relative. Offi- 
cially classified as Pan paniscus, their body 
proportions mirror Australopithecines, a pre- 
human species and when they stand or walk 
upright, they look just like one of our found- 
ing forefathers. But unlike us war heroes, 
serious conflict and warfarebetween the bono- 
bos is rare. They exist of peaceable mingling 
between what appears to be different com- 
munities. And here's the clincher: females 
play a central, perhaps even dominant, role in 
the social life of the Bonobo. In general, the 
bonobos are best characterized as female- 
centered and egalitarian and one that substi- 
tutes sex for aggression. 

Bonobos offer the first solid evidence 
for sexual behavior as a mechanism to over- 
come aggression. Not that this function is 
absent in other animals- like humans for ex- 
ample- but the art of sexual reconciliation has 
reached an evolutionary peak in the bonobo. 
For them, sexual behavior is indistinguish- 
able from social behavior. Bonobos use sex to 
ease stress, to maintain relationships, as a 
form of commercial exchanges (If you give 
me a banana, I'll play hide the salami) and to 
reduce violent conflict. They engage in every 
kind of sexual pleasure: oral sex, masturba- 
tion, bisexuality, body-licking and massage, 



every position possible, orgies and the previ- 
ously believed human patented, French kiss- 
ing. Are there French in Zaire? And despite the 
frequency of sex, the bonobo's rate of repro- 
duction in the wild is about the same as the 
chimpanzee. Their methods of birth control 
are even better than ours. 

Bonobos share one very important char- 
acteristic with us elitists, a partial separation 
between sex and reproduction. They, like us, 
will copulate upon any occasion, even when 
the female is not is estrus. So instead of just a 
couple days out of a cycle, the female bonobo 
is almost continuously sexually attractive and 
active. Meaning while most other animals 
fuck to breed, bonobos fuck to fuck. Bonobos 
become sexually aroused remarkably easily 
and express this excitement in a variety of 
mounting positions and genital contacts. 
Humans, on the other hand, only behave like 
this in pornos. Although chimpanzees, pre- 
viously thought to be our closest relatives, 
never ruck face-to-face, bonobos do so in one 
out of three cqpulations. The frontal orienta- 
tion of the female's vulva and clitoris strongly 
suggest that their genitalia are adapted for 
this position. Bonobos are one of the few 
animals outside of humans, the boring ones, 
who have the ol' missionary style of sex. 
Unlike many humans, they know better than 
to stop there. These swingers engage in sex in 
virtually every partner combination (although 
incest activity may be suppressed) and more 
often than among any other primates. Their 
position of choice, undocumented in other 
primates (not living in San Francisco that is...) 
is genital rubbing between females. One faces 
the other and clings with arms and legs around 
their partner who, standing on both hands 
and feet, lifts her off the ground. They rub 
their clits laterally together, emitting grins 
and squeals of orgasmic delight. Now, that's 
what my roommates are doing in there! Male 
bonobos will also engage in manly sex - one 
rubbing his scrotum against another male's 
buttocks or the more common- penis-fencing 
where two males hang from a branch and rub 
their erect penises together. So, ya did learn 
that from your fathers... 

Bonobo society is not only female-cen- 
tered but also appears to be female-dominat- 
ed. In other primates, the males disperse at 
adolescence to lessen instances of insectuous 
relations; in bonobos, the opposite occurs. 
Males are strongly bonded to their mothers, 
giving females supreme reign. The females 
will band together to defend one another 
against stronger males, dispelling the need 
for male aggression. Social interactions among 
bonobos are far less hostile than among com- 
mon chimps. Bonobos have never been ob- 
served deliberately killing members of their 
own species, a practice common in every 
other species, including the chimpanzee. Al- 
liances between bonobo females, in addition 
to uninhibited, frequent sexual relations, sup- 
port the raising of families without the threat 
of male ego-induced infanticide. What a con- 
cept! Free love is possible; too bad we're not 
evolved enough to comprehend it. 

A lot of guys get all bent out of shape 
when I praise the female dominance of bono- 
bos. "C man man, shozv some balls and stuff..." 
Use yer head, boys, whichever one you call 
boss, doesn't matter, the answer's the same. 



Bonobo males have a good thing goin' on. 
Constant fucking, in every position, in every 
combination, with every female, young and 
old, so there's no need to fight over it. Isn't 
that what y'all say ya want? Now some 
women out there could stand to learn a thing 
or two from the bonobos. It's all about sex. 
Regardless what anyone says, the one with 
the pussy has the power. So reclaim it, 
dammit! And do whatever you want with it: 
Use it, abuse it, sell it, enjoy it, love it, upgrade 
it, or pack it away, but just make sure to 
respect it. And stop fucking over your sisters 
every time you get between a cock and a hard 
place. Female alliances are worth more than 
that. Demand sex that's enjoyable for you, 
and if it's not, start the bidding nigh. Cuz two 
can play that game. If my only value is my 
cunt, then you can be damn sure it'll cost you 
everything you've got. 

Just goes to show you that we have a lot 
to learn. Look to the bonobos, they've got 
their shit together. Next time, Master Jake 
and the burgeoning of he Nouvelle Justine. Til 
then, don't discriminate and play hard... with 
everyone. 



&WRkHHHWil 
TO THE WUXENNWW 



Things Are Not What They Seem 
One of us 

Jurors in the trial of reputed organized crime 
boss Vincent Chin Gigante in New York com- 
plained so much about the strange habits of 
one of their fellow jurors that the man was 
ordered removed from the trial. Although he 
reportedly persistently tried to discuss the 
case with his fellow jurors, what really dis- 
turbed them was the fact that he regularly 
ordered six sandwiches at lunch, along with 
multiple desserts and drinks, which he said 
he intended to take home with him at days 
end. 

In July a 19-year-old volunteer firefighter in 
Weiser, Iowa, was accused of setting at least 
11 fires (ten of them grass fires) so that he 
could earn extra money for college. He was 
being paid $5 an hour to fight fires. 
In June a fire broke out at a movie theater in a 
southern suburb of New Delhi, killing 60 and 
injuring more than 200. The crowd, watching 
the new movie "Border," about the 1971 Indi- 
an-Pakistani war, was slow to react to nox- 
ious black smoke coming out from behind the 
screen during a battle scene because they 
assumed that it was a special effect. 
Run Away!!!! 

A 54-year-old North Carolina woman found 
a two-month old fawn along the roadside and 
took it home. Police, responding to a tip five 
days later, found the fawn in the back of a 
pickup truck, wearing earrings. The woman 
was arrested on animal cruelty charges for 
having the young deer's ears pierced. In an 
interview, the woman said that she thought 
the deer looked good wearing the jewelry. 



"You can get a little kids ears pierced. What's 
the difference between a persons [ears] and a 
baby deers?" she said. 
Explains Everything 

Charged with heroin possession, The Band 
bassist Rick Danko, 53, explained to a Japa- 
nese court that he did not ask his wife to 
smuggle heroin into the country for him while 
he was on a solo tour of the country. Accord- 
ing to Danko, he assumed that when he re- 
quested that she bring medication, she would 
understand that to mean his prescription co- 
deine. Instead, she reportedly brought him 
heroin. "I'm just very surprised that she'd do 
something that stupid ... But she's from 
France," said Danko. 
What's he up to? 

According to news reports, Ronald Farrell, 
43, from Connecticut, was detained in a Bra- 
zilian jail and charged with attempting to 
steal a 2.36-ounce meteorite and smuggle it 
out of the country. The rock, 4.6 billion years 
old, is the oldest known rock on the planet. 
In Oklahoma in June an armored-car guard 
returned from a visit to a fast-food restaurant 
to find his partner missing, along with be- 
tween $2 million and $3 million and a post- 
card with the handwritten note, "Is Paris this 
nice this time of year? Oui. Bye." It was the 
missing guards 30th birthday. 
Jackie Holmes, 42, was working on the roof of 
a suburban Pittsburgh office complex when 
the edge of the building cracked, sending him 
plummeting four stories and into a 30-foot 
container that workers were using to throw 
foam insulation into through a chute. It cush- 
ioned his fall and he walked away with only 
a sprained thumb. 

In June it was revealed that the Italian gov- 
ernment has been paying disability pensions 
to 30,000 dead people. In some cases the 
payments were still being cashed by surviv- 
ing relatives. The Treasury noted that stop- 
ping the payments will save between $164 
million to $410 million annually. 
Christopher Wearstler, 21, was missing for 
nine days on a backpacking trip in the state of 
Washington when he walked into the Elkhorn 
Ranger Station, weak, dehydrated and hav- 
ing lost 25 pounds. Wearstler said that the 
sound of bagpipes and flutes led him to the 
station. The chief ranger said, "We don't have 
any [bagpipes] up there, so he was apparent- 
ly beginning to hallucinate." 
A 64-year-old Florida man died after trying to 
light a cigar using strips of paper he ignited 
on a stove burner. He accidentally set himself 
on fire instead and was unable to yell for help 
because he had lost his vocal cords to throat 
cancer. 

Why Mexican politics is the world's most 
interesting politics 

Ruben Figueroa Smutny, 26, the heir to a 
Mexican political dynasty reappeared one 
week after having reportedly been kidnapped 
by armed men. Despite reports of the kidnap- 
ping by his mother, the family's lawyer, and 
numerous friends, Smutny denied the whole 
event, saying that he had merely been on 
vacation in Europe. 
Rampage du jour 

A 69-year-old man went on a shooting ram- 
page in a Southwest Philadelphia supermar- 
ket in June, killing two and injuring two 
before killing himself. According to reports, 



he opened fire yelling "You're not going to 
treat me like this. I'm not going to take this 
any more," and "You didn t treat me good." 
Police said that they could find no evidence 
that anyone had taunted the man, despite his 
reported questioning of one employee to 
whom he asked, "You think I'm a homosexu- 
al?" The employee responded, "I don't think 
anybody's a homosexual," and the gunman 
moved along to shoot someone else instead. 
Missed it by that much 
On June 13th, a Friday, as thousands looked 
on, Atos Zemperla, known as the Worlds 
Greatest Human Cannonball, was shot out of 
a cannon in downtown Detroit, flew more 
than the planned 50 fifty feet into the air and 
missed his 20-foot air mattress target, landing 
on concrete instead and breaking numerous 
bones in his body. 

Froggy's gone 

The U.S. Geological Survey has established 
the North American Reporting Center for 
Amphibian Malformations in Jamestown, 
North Dakota. The center will collect reports 
from the public of sightings of deformed frogs, 
toads and salamanders, incidents of which 
have apparently increased dramatically with- 
in the last two years. If you see a deformed 
frog, call 1-800-238-9801 to report it. 
Rita and Floyd Rupp, traveling by car from 
Tulsa, Oklahoma, to attend a wedding in 
New York and tour New England, stopped 
along the way at a store in Auburn, Massa- 
chusetts. After they left, an employee found a 
hand-written, crumpled note on the floor. It 
read, "Help Kidnapped Call Highway Pa- 
trol" on one side, along with two telephone 
numbers in Oklahoma. The other side read, 
"My Ford Van Cream & Blue Okla." The 
employee contacted police who put out an 
all-points bulletin for the Rupps. When the 
couple reached Maine, Mr. Rupp called to 
check on his business back home to discover 
news of the police search. They were fine. The 
note, which accidentally fell from her purse, 
had been written by Mrs. Rupp "just-in-case" 
they were actually kidnapped on their trip. 
Due to local laws giving land owners the right 
to vote in the elections of water-users associ- 
ations, the voter rolls in the Indian state of 
Andhra Pradesh recognize the deities of 1 0,000 
temples as potential voters. Since the proper- 
ty of the temples are listed in the names of the 
presiding deities, the assorted gods and god- 
desses can vote to elect representatives to 
decide on local water usage. The name and 
photograph of each presiding deity appears 
on the property registration document of each 
temple. The water-users associations have 
yet to decide who can cast the deities' votes 
on their behalf. In Andhra Pradesh, the po- 
tential deity voters total 32,000. 
According to Cincinnati police, a 24-year-old 
mother of three locked her children in their 
room for six to 12 hours a day so that she 
could "surf" the Internet undisturbed. The 
children, who police found living in filth that 
included broken glass and human waste, were 
placed in the custody of their father. Author- 
ities noted that despite theconditions in which 
the children lived, the mother's computer 
work area was immaculate. 
While You Were Sleeping 
According to a new book, "War Scare," by 
former CIA officer Peter Pry, in 1995 the 



Russian military mistook a planned launch of 
a research rocket from a civilian research base 
on the Norwegian Arctic island of Andoya 
for a launch of a NATO missile. Although the 
Russian's had been informed of the launch in 
advance, the military feared a NATO attack 
and President Boris Yeltsin actually consult- 
ed top secret nuclear codes to be used to order 
a nuclear retaliation strike. Pry said that in 
response to the rocket, which never came 
near Russian territory, the Russians "made 
all preparations for starting a nuclear war 
except making the decision to launch." He 
calls the incident the "most serious in the 
history of nuclear weapons." 
According to a report by the Los Angeles Times, 
the sport of baseball is gaining popularity in 
Poland and with it the use of the baseball bat 
as "the weapon of choice for hooligans, thugs, 
extortionists" and other criminals. So wide- 
spread is the violence that the city of Krakow 
has asked merchants to pull the bats, called 
palka baseballowas, from shelves. Authorities 
also note that the bats used in crimes are not 
regulation bats but cheap knockoffs that cost 
as little as $3 a bat. 

Kohut's latest book, written with Roland 
Sweet, is Dumb, Dumber, Dumbest, published by 
Penguin USA and available in bookstores 
every where. Please send all corroborating evidence 
from your town's newspaper (with the paper's 
name and the date the article appeared please) to 
meat: Strange Daze, PO Box 25682, Washington, 
DC 20007. 



"Lefty" Hooligan^ 
What's a * r ~ 1 ^ 
Left? 




"But you don't really have politics in 
the States, now do you." Alex heaps tomato- 
ginger chutney onto his plate, next to his 
aviyal, curried broccoli and brazed, spiced 
lamb. He dresses working class, has long 
brown hair and a full beard, and his English 
accent clips the words. 

"What's that supposed to mean?" I bris- 
tle slightly, an admittedly nationalist reaction 
from an avowed anarchist. I'm still munching 
on the spicy potato samosas and tart red 
onion raita, waiting for my meal to arrive. 

The place: a cheap Indian restaurant in 
London's trendy Soho District. The time: end 
of December, 1974, during the IRA's London 
bombing campaign. The circumstances: I'm 
visiting friends, a socialist couple Alex and 
Nicole, on the English leg of my one-and-only 
visit to Europe. Alex spent a year in the US as 
an exchange student, and we'd met doing 
anti-Vietnam war work. We're having dinner 
before hitting the pubs with promises of ap- 
ple scrumpy and Scottish ales. 

"The Republican and Democratic par- 
ties, there's not much of a distinction in their 
politics." Alex waves his fork. "The differenc- 
es between them would actually fit within a 
single European party, like some standard 



Liberal Party for instance." 

"Agreed." I nod as the waiter moves 
our empty stacked bowls of rasamto lay out 
my food; kichadi, eggplant curry and savory 
sauteed chicken. "We have Democrats like 
George Wallace and Republicans like Nelson 
Rockefeller. It's nuts. You'll get no argument 
from me that they're really only one party." 

"You don t even have a multi-party 
parliamentary system in the US," Nicole com- 
ments, halfway through her vegetarian din- 
ner — a mushroom curry, cucumber yogurt 
salad and flavorful uppuma — having been 
served a good twenty minutes before us. Her 
black hair is violently short for the times, her 
cheeks are plump and her British accent is 
flatter, more nasal. "As dubious as electoral 
politics are and as much as I support the 
extra-parliamentary opposition, at least in 
western Europe we have communists and 
fascists in the same elections with real conser- 
vative and real labor parties, even fucking 
monarchists. We have real politics. All you 
yanks got is Democrats and Republicans." 

I can't argue. Even I realize that my 
ritual vote for the Peace and Freedom Party is 
a largely symbolic act. I glance over the com- 
munal chapatis and dal brought when Alex 
was served. I want to talk about continental 
politics; about West German and Italian pop- 
ular youth movements, workers' currents and 
armed groups. Alex and Nicole are both up- 
per middle-class college kids who've actually 
lived on the continent and traveled in the 
Middle East, India, Africa; places I want to 
know more about. Nicole is game. Alex how- 
ever presses his points. 

"The United States is a much more con- 
servative country, on the whole. Our Labor 
Party is no longer even remotely socialist, but 
they're nominally committed to basic nation- 
alized transport and industry. Not that na- 
tionalization is great shakes, it just indicates 
that the terms of official political debate are 
broader on this side of the Atlantic. It is better 
than your narrow, business-iiber-alles atti- 
tude in the States. Roosevelt, he never nation- 
alized anything, did he?" 

"His New Deal started some public cor- 
porations I think." I say between delicious 
mouthfuls. "There were public works projects, 
and the Tennessee Valley Authority was a 
government agency that did regional plan- 
ning and development. Social security but 
no, nothing nationalized." 

The meal is outstanding, even though 
the service is haphazard. The payasam is 
sublime. I don't eat tastier Indian food until I 
visit New York some 15 years later. The dark- 
skinned citizens of the British Commonwealth 
are pouring into the white "mother country. " 
Race riots and a neo-nazi resurgence are right 
around the corner, as is 1 8 years of Conserva- 
tive Party rule, first under Maggie Thatcher 
and as denouement under John Major. That's 
18 years of privatization, deregulation, cut- 
ting social services, breaking strikes, champi- 
oning free enterprise, seeking regional free 
trade agreements; all the stuff we now call 
neo-liberalism. In May of this year, Tony 
Blair's Labor Party wins the British elections. 
Yet far from heralding some dramatic change 
in British domestic or foreign policy, this 
particular governmental shift amounts to a 
continuation of Tory social austeritv/free 



trade practices, not an overturning of them. 
Blair consciously models himself upon Clin- 
ton and, under his influence, the Labor Party 
has moved to the center of British politics, 
endorsing free markets and denationaliza- 
tion. Andwhile there is still substantial resis- 
tance to Blair's rightward march in the par- 
ty's left-wing — folks like Arthur Scargill who 
want to return the party to its traditional 
trade union base and support for economic 
nationalization for instance — British politics 
are becoming more and more like America's; 
that is, blandly unpolitical, with the major 
parties vying for that surprisingly narrow 
'middle ground." 

I now chuckle, thinking about that dis- 
cussion so long ago. 

The process of social change in Britain, 
in the US, in any country with a modest 
liberal/democratic tradition has nothing to 
do with going to the polls and voting for the 
politician or political party of your choice. 
Whether the system's narrowly" two-party 
or "broadly" parliamentary makes no differ- 
ence. This isn't an election year, so I don't 
have to counter a horde of desperately delud- 
ed Leftists recruiting for the Democratic Par- 
ty as the "lesser of two evils." Rather, this 
observation follows up on the subjects of 
democracy and social power presented in 
previous columns, dovetailing them nicely. 

Until the Great Depression, the estab- 
lished political culture in this country was 
just to the right of Atilla the Hun. In addition, 
socialist agitation never managed to gain 
much more than a foot hold in the US work- 
ing class, and intellectuals pondered the caus- 
es of this "American exceptionalism." The 
stock market collapse in 1 929 and subsequent 
years of economic depression changed all of 
this. 

Roosevelt's election in 1933 ushered in 
the modest reforms of the New Deal and the 
alphabet soup of government agencies and 
programs we are familiar with: FDIC, NRA, 
CCC, WPA, TV A, FH A, etc. But the increased 
government intervention in economy and 
society to promote recovery that the New 
Deal represented was "leftist" only by de- 
fault. In large part Roosevelt wanted to head 
off the organized forces of discontent spread- 
ing around the country in order to save cap- 
italism, and the asses of the US ruling class. 

The Communist Party (CP-USA) bold- 
ly soapboxed on street corners, and anti- 
semites like Father Coughlin broadcast open- 
ly on the radio. Populist demagogues like 
Louisiana governor Huey Long promoted 
"share the wealth" programs. Early Nazi sym- 
pathizers like Charles Lindbergh endorsed 
the Silver Shirts; disciplined formations of 
uniformed young men resembling Hitler's SS 
and SA. On March 6, 1930 a CP-sponsored 
unemployment demonstration brought out 
more than 50,000 in Detroit, with thousands 
more taking to the streets in Toledo, Flint and 
Pontiac. On March 7, 1932 police and Ford 
plant private security fired on a CP-led Hun- 
ger March, killing 4 and wounding 50 in what 
came to be known as the Ford Massacre. And 
labor unrest increased exponentially in the 
1 930's. Gunfire was exchanged between work- 
ers and police at the bitter Gastonia, North 
Carolina strike on June 7, 1929, killing the 
chief of police. More than 140 agricultural 



strikes occurred in California between 1930 
and 1939. Longshoremen tied up shipping on 
the west coast in spring and summer of 1934 
with a rank-and-file insurrection, catalyzing 
the San Francisco general strike from July 16 
through 19, 1934 which called out some 
130,000 workers and paralyzed the city. The 
powers-that-be assembled 500 special police 
and 4,5000 National Guard to quell the gener- 
al strike, forcing the longshoremen to settle. 
The Teamsters under Trotskyist leadership 
won three successive, bloody strikes in Min- 
neapolis in summer 1934. Textile workers 
went out on an east coast general strike as 
well in 1934; 325,000 in the south and 421,000 
nationwide by September 18. In all, a million 
and half workers struck in different indus- 
tries in 1934. A broad anti-war movement 
organized on college campuses as well. A 
nationwide strike against war in 1934 drew 
some 25,000 students whereas a strike in 1936 
turned out an estimated 500,000 students. 
This social unrest only grew, for despite its 
grand aspirations, the New Deal did notpull 
the US out of the Great Depression: Only 
preparation for war managed that. 

Workers within the trade unionist 
American Federation of Labor (AFL) started 
pushing to organize basic industry on an 
industry-wide Dasis in the early 1930's. Un- 
der the leadership of John Lewis, these work- 
ers formed the industrial unionist Committee 
for Industrial Organizations (CIO) in 1935, 
the same year the pro-union Wagner Act was 
enacted. Lewis agreed to use CP union orga- 
nizers, and the Trotskyist Communist League 
of America (CLA-precursor to the Socialist 
Workers Party-SWP) also organized within 
the CIO, as did various other radical labor 
tendencies such as the I WW, Musteites, De 
Leonists, etc. And, at first, the CIO appeared 
to push forward the class struggle in the US. 
The inspired wave of factory occupying sit- 
down strikes that began in February and 
March of 1936 at the Goodyear Tire and Rub- 
ber Company in Akron, Ohio, and peaked 
with the 1936-37 UAW sit-down strikes at 
General Motors facilities in Flint, Michigan 
gained wide attention for the CIO and its 
unionizing campaigns. There were48sitdown 
strikes in 1936, and 477 in 1937. CIO efforts to 
organize steelworkers in spring 1937 resulted 
in four platoons of Chicago police attacking 
some 2,000 strikers in South Chicago, killing 
10 CIO workers and wounding hundreds 
more in the Memorial Day massacre. When 
the AFL expelled the Committee for radical- 
ism in 1938, the name was changed to the 
Congress of Industrial Organizations. 

This massive upsurge in working class 
militancy that amounted to open class war- 
fare by 1938 went far beyond the organizing 
efforts of the CIO however as the AFL re- 
vived, and workers outside both union feder- 
ations took the Wagner Act collective bar- 
gaining provisions literally to organize unions 
on their own. Revolution was in the air. This 
agitation "at the base" continued during the 
"Roosevelt recession" even as the stagnant 
CIO floundered "at the top" from 1938-40 
because of infighting, defections to the AFL 
and a general lack of direction. The Chicago 
newspaper, Maytag, Chrysler Auto, and Gen- 
eral Motors Tool and Dyemakers' strikes dem- 
onstrated the continuation of working class 



combativeness during these years when cap- 
ital attempted to roll back labor's meager 
gains. Now, had there been a rigorous rein- 
terprete tion of Lenin's "revolutionary defeat- 
ism" relevant to conditions in the pre- WWII 
US by a CP independent of Moscow, or by its 
Trotskyist "loyal opposition," things might 
have turned out differently. Revolutionary 
defeatism essentially pushes the idea of "no 
war but the class war" within a rebellious 
proletariat, directing their efforts against their 
real enemy, the capitalist ruling class. Yet the 
completely Soviet subservient CP-USA was 
never in any position to act in the true inter- 
ests of the American working class. As for the 
more rank-and-file militant Trotskyists, even 
before the "Old Man" got the ice pick they 
started doing what Trotskyists do best; split- 
ting first between Cannon and Shachtman 
over the "Russian Question" in 1940, and 
quickly, irrevocably fracturing thereafter over 
a dozen points of catechism. There remained 
the defiant US population, and in particular 
the insurrectionary working class, which the 
US bourgeoisie had determined to discipline 
before things turned to actual, open social 
revolution. 

Lewis resigned from the CIO in 1940 
because he opposed endorsing Roosevelt's 
reelection. Phillip Murray, who favored not 
only Roosevelt's reelection but also closer 
cooperation with Roosevelt's administration, 
then became president of the CIO, the same 
year that the federal Smith Act made it a 
crime to teach, advocate or encourage the 
overthrow of the US government. The CIO 
and AFL both experienced a resurgence of 
labor organizing and militancy in 1 941 against 
stiff, bloody resistance from capital. The Ger- 
man invasion of the Soviet Union in June 
1941, whichbrokethel939 Hitler/Stalin "non- 
aggression pact," resulted in the CP-USA 
changing its anti-war political line overnight 
to support US war involvement against Ger- 
many. With the US entry into the second 
World War in December 1941 Murray pushed 
a "no strike" pledge on CIO unions, bringing 
them in line with the more staid AFL. Like the 
AFL, the CIO thus acted to discipline militant 
workers' struggles within its ranks in ex- 
change for increased membership and recog- 
nition. In turn, Roosevelt pressured steel and 
other major US industries during the war to 
permit the unionization of their work forces. 
Needless to say, the CP vehemently support- 
ed the "no strike" pledge, acting to police 
working class loyalty to the war effort during 
the war years. Ultimately though, the war 
itself acted as the major disciplining force for 
the US working class by sending off young, 
potentially militant American workers to 
'fight fascism" in Europe and Asia, even as it 
revived US capitalism in cooperation with a 
newly interventionist state at home. 

The power of state and capital, the col- 
laboration of Communists and union leaders, 
the killing machine of the war itself were all 
intended to contain the growing social power 
of the US working class. 

Yet despite the "no strike" pledges, de- 
spite the CP's about-face strike breaking and 
outright support for the 1943 Smith Act pros- 
ecution of SWP Teamster members, despite 
the accusations by business and government 
of an unpatriotic, even treasonous failure to 



support the war effort, the US proletariat 
regained a high level of militant class struggle 
with an escalating wave of wildcat strikes as 
the war dragged on. Some but by no means all 
of this labor radicalism was due to Trotsky- 
ism's organized "loyal opposition" to the CP. 
US workers simply experienced the class re- 
alities of state-enforcecf warrationing, auster- 
ity and conscription on top of the political 
illusions of a CP intent upon protecting the 
Soviet Union at all costs with a line that 
deferred any talk of militant union action let 
alone working class revolution until after 
fascism's defeat. All the while US business 
experienced record profits. In 1942, there were 
only 2,970 work stoppages involving 840,000 
workers. By 1943 the number of strikes rose to 
over 3,700, with 1.98 million workers partici- 
pating, and another 2 million workers (7% of 
workforce) engaged in some 5,000 strikes in 
1944. The first 9 months of 1945 saw another 
2 million workers walk off the job, with the 
total for the year reaching 3.5 million. That's 
some 14,000 strikes and around 6,770,000 strik- 
ing workers for the US war years. 

These were overwhelmingly wildcat 
strikes outside of and often against the lead- 
ership of both the AFL and theCIO. They also 
prefigured the post-war wave of both wildcat 
and union-led strikes that threatened to par- 
alyze national transportation and heavy in- 
dustry. Three million workers struck in the 
first half of 1946. The General Motors, Pitts- 
burgh Power and US Steel strikes stood upon 
nationwide strikes in coal, electrical manu- 
facturing, and the railroads. Entire urban ar- 
eas were shut down as in the Oakland Gener- 
al Strike of December 2-5, 1946. The CP and 
SWP, as well as the AFL and the CIO were all 
present in this strike wave, though this work- 
ers' insurgency went beyond these contend- 
ing unions and vanguards. About 21% of the 
workforce, some 6 million workers partici- 
pated in the tumultuous series of strikes and 
general strikes between 1945-46. The Truman 
Administration formally intervened between 
capital and organized labor to help settle 
certain, mostly peaceful strikes with modest 
gains for labor, as with the ClO-led 30-state 
US Steel strike. Yet Truman ultimately sup- 
pressed this strike wave by calling out the 
military ("workers in uniform") not only re- 
store social order but also to run key sectors of 
the economy until the more rebellious ele- 
ments of this strike wave could be rebridled. 
The contentious April 1, 1946 strikeby 400,000 
mine workers led by the then independent 
UMW was ended when the US government 
used the army to seize the mines to continue 
production. On October 4, 1946 the US Navy 
seized oil refineries in order to break a 20- 
state, mostly wildcat oil workers strike. 

Where it could, the Federal government 
coopted the AFL and CIO with negotiated 
incremental reforms, increased pay and bet- 
ter benefits extracted from capital's war pros- 
perity. Where it needed to, the Federal gov- 
ernment used its power to crush the more 
militant union actions as well as the wider 
wildcat workers' movement threatening cap- 
ital. Classic carrot-and-stick. 

Given their cooperation with the 
Roosevelt administration during the war 
years, the leadership of both the AFL and the 
CIO went for the carrot, ultimately endorsing 



the 1947 stick; Taft-Hartley Act's infamous 
loyalty oaths. From 1949 through 1950, in the 
Cold War's increasingly hysterical climate of 
anti-communist paranoia but before Joe Mc- 
Carthy actually got going, the CIO's national 
leadership under Murray used the FBI's gen- 
erous covert assistance and conducted its 
own internal anti-communist witch hunt to 
expel those unions that had not "voluntarily" 
purged their membership of Reds. The Inter- 
national Longshoremen s and Warehouse- 
men's Union (ILWU) and the United Electri- 
cal, Radio and Machine Workers of America 
(UE) are perhaps the best known of these 
eleven expelled "red" unions. The CIO then 
went after these ousted unions with a ven- 
geance well into the Korean War; redbaiting 
them, attacking them legally and sometimes 
physically, intimidating their members into 
switching affiliations, even cooperating with 
capital to take out radical unions and union- 
ists. Truman attempted to continue many of 
Roosevelt's reformist New Deal policies with 
his Fair Deal, but by the time the Senate 
formally censured McCarthy in 1954, orga- 
nized labor was put sufficiently "against the 
ropes" by Eisenhower's conservative, anti- 
union policies to see the defensive merger of 
the AFL and CIO by 1955. 

Please notice the basic pattern. A radi- 
cal, potentially revolutionary social move- 
ment arises "in the streets," creating a con- 
tending social'power in civil society that de- 
mands thoroughgoing change and that threat- 
ens widespread instability if not outright over- 
throw of the status quo. The powers-that-be 
take note and, through a combination of re- 
form, cooptation, repression and terror, soci- 
ety is "stabilized" at the same time its most 
pressing problems are temporarily amelio- 
rated, the radical social movement is diffused 
and its social power dispersed. It is possible 
then that if the established order is too little, 
too late with the right combination of incre- 
mental social reforms and state repression, or 
if the radical social movement's contending 
social power increases sufficiently at the base, 
then social unrest and upheaval, civil war or 
potentially, social revolution may result. 

Some variation on this pattern accounts 
for virtually every instance of social change in 
US history. Consider the "prequel"to the 
working class militancy of the 1930's and 
'40's which saw the class-war proletarian or- 
ganizing of the late 1800's/early 1900's, the 
election of Wilson as a reform president, US 
entry into the first World War, the 1919-20 
post-war strike wave, and the 1919-21 Palmer 
Raids and "Red Scare." The post-McCarthy- 
ite/HUAC non-proletarian ' sequel" also fits 
the mold. The Civil Rights movement of the 
1950's and early '60's gave rise to both the 
Black Power movement and the New Left 
which, with the broader anti-war movement 
and a more nebulous hippie "counterculture" 
in the mid-to-late 1960's, helped to end Jim 
Crow with the enactment of civil rights legis- 
lation, generated the reforms of Johnson's 
"Great Society," established a rebellious but 
ultimately marketable "youth culture," and 
eventually helped to end US military inter- 
vention in southeast Asia, even as FBI coun- 
terintelligence programs decimated leftist and 
nationalist organizations and movements. The 
"rise of the right" out of Goldwater's defeat in 



1964 to Reagan's victory in 1980, up to the 
present-day neo-nazi/ white supremacist and 
militia/patriot movements, and the FBI's in- 
terest in them, exhibits the basic characteris- 
tics of this pattern. The US ruling class, al- 
ways more comfortable with center-to-right 
Federal government, is perfectly content to 
use the social power organized by the far 
right to shift American political culture right- 
ward, perhaps to challenge some of the New 
Deal's basic tenets, even as it wields brute 
state power to decimate the armed ultra- 
right. 

The above described dynamic in the US 
sometimes incorporates third party politics 
into the process. Successful third parties in- 
variably grow out of or piggyback on social 
movements "in the streets. ' One or the other 
of the major, established political parties usu- 
ally takes up many of the slogans, some of the 
program, and a few of the reforms advocated 
by the growing thirdparty movement to coopt 
the party and absorb its constituency. Occa- 
sionally, when the US two-party system fails 
to adequately respond to the social forces 
behind a third political party, that successful 
third party takes the place of one of the dom- 
inant two. I'd further contend that variations 
on the above pattern are the way social change 
happens in any country with a modest dem- 
ocratic tradition, though I'm not now going to 
back up this claim with more historical exege- 
sis. 

I have bigger fish to fry." 

If social change happens primarily with 
pressure from successful social movements 
in the streets, then working in the electoral 
arena, either for the Democratic Party or for 
some third party alternative as the Left poses 
the choices, amounts to taking an extremely 
roundabout way to achieve any kind of 
change. It makes about as much sense howev- 
er as most other activities in which the Left 
engages; from fighting fascism instead of at- 
tacking capitalism to opposing US govern- 
ment intervention overseas instead of taking 
on the US state here at home. We don't get 
change by writing our Congressman, or vot- 
ing for Democrats, or organizing some Labor 
Party as the Left insists these days. We get 
change by building radical social movements 
at the base capable of taking on the powers- 
that-be. Arguing that folks should spend their 
time and energy in constructing revolution- 
ary social power to challenge the US ruling 
class's social hegemony is not merely sensible 
because that's how to get social Change how- 
ever. It's also possible that the powers-that- 
be will be unable to quell some future social 
movement with their mixture of reformism 
and repression. In that case the strength and 
resilience of the social movements in ques- 
tion to take on and then take down the estab- 
lished order is all that matters. Working at the 
level of radical social movements ensures 
that we are able take what advantage we can 
of revolutionary situations as they arise. 

The CIO's history, in moving from the 
forefront of proletarian class war in 1936-37 
to the bulwark of anti-communism in 1949- 
50, confirms that union organizing is not the 
essence of social power. Unions, whether trade 
or industrial, have a number of shortcomings 
that severely limit their use as revolutionary 
instruments of social power. First, they are 



particularist organizations which, while 
championing the workers interests particular 
to a given trade or industry, cannot readily 
express the general interests of the workers as 
a class. As such, unions have frequently un- 
dercut each other in a fierce competition for 
members,jobsand contracts. Second, the very 
structure and function of unions, from their 
self-serving, self-perpetuating bureaucracies 
to their roles as labor brokers, downplay the 
workers' long-term political demands and 
emphasize their short-term economic ones, 
invariably placing reform over revolution. 
Indeed, unions tend to reinforce the reduc- 
tion of the worker from a complex social 
being to a simplistic economic creature. Third, 
unions more often than not act to discipline 
the workers to the needs of capital. When 
work speedups or more stringent work rules 
are enshrined in a union negotiated contract, 
or when a militant rank-and-file genuinely 
wildcat on their cautious, conservative union 
leadership, it is the union hierarchy that works 
to enforce the rules and bring the militant 
workers back in line. Finally, successful union 
movements quickly become institutionalized 
and just as quickly become a part of the 
corporatist governance of a capitalist society. 
When the capitalist economy experiences a 
down turn or when the capitalist state goes to 
war, it is the established union movement's 
responsibility to muster the working class to 
accept "belt tightening" austerity measures, 
or to do their ' patriotic duty;" to sacrifice for 
the power of state and the profit of capital. 

If not unions, then what? I'll get into 
organizing for the class war next column. I'd 
like to conclude this subject by returning to 
Nicole's comments that, compared to the stul- 
tifyingpolitical consensus produced by Amer- 
ica's two-party" democracy, folks in west- 
ern European-style parliamentary democra- 
cies have "real politics." Society s that have 
powerful, working class-based social move- 
ments contending with their ruling elites for 
social hegemony nave real politics. 

The rest is smoke and mirrors. 

Bibliography for this column includes, 
but is not limited to The CIO, 1935-1955 and 
American Workers, American Unions both by 
Robert H. Zieger, and A People's History of the 
United States by Howard Zinn. Keep sending 
me your newsworthy items and interesting 
news clippings c/o MRR. You can also con- 
tact me at hooligan@sirius.com. 




It is the night of a possible future, not 
too far away. Before you is what appears to be 
a typical high school, protected by a tall chain 
link fence. Looking at this fence you can 
discern that a gate has been left open. Was it 
by accident or intentional? You hear loud 
voices coming closer, screaming, accompa- 



nied by the sound of untold feet hitting the 
pavement. What sort of army is coming your 
way? Take a look! Running through the open 
gate and into the high school are scores of 
angry teachers, their hands clenched around 
a variety of weapons from baseball bats to 
Pipe Wrenches; they are obviously hunting 
something, but what? Watch them! They are 
pounding on locked doors, and ripping up 
benches to use as battering rams. Windows 
break, doors rattle open, the various class 
rooms of the school are invaded. An alarm 
from somewhere in the institution screeches 
to life, wailing into the dark night air, but the 
teachers will not be swayed. One by one they 
find their quarry and beat them to pieces. 
Soon the sounds of the mob have changed 
into a frenzied victory cry, a celebration ris- 
ing over the broken whine of a defeated ene- 
my, the whine of the dying machine. 

Yes, it is the night of a possible future 
not too far away, and the teachers have had 
enough. Computers and their kin have gone 
too far; classrooms have become so automat- 
ed that human instructors ha ve become seem- 
ingly obsolete. As more teachers started to 
lose their jobs to allegedly more efficient teach- 
ing devices, so did the numbers swell of teach- 
ers hostile at the mechanical course that edu- 
cation was taking. Not only did they feel that 
something was missing in the curriculum 
when supplied by machinery but that the end 
product, the student, although turned out by 
the computerized school system more quick- 
ly, was in no means more capable of impart- 
ing any learned information to life amongst 
their fellow human beings. In response to 
their fears and frustrations, teachers formed 
various open and secret societies to tackle the 
problem of the machines taking over the 
schools. Protests were held, school boards 
picketed, but nothing could stop the media 
from projecting the image that human teach- 
ers were outdated, that they should move 
aside, that to do otherwise would be to block 
progress. Instead of allowing progress to sim- 
ply walk over them, the teachers decided to 
declare war on the devices which had re- 
placed them, to reclaim by force what they 
felt was robbed from them, the right to teach. 

Of course, this is just a fantasy scenario. 
There will never come a time when people 
will declare war on machines, or will there? In 
actuality such a conflict has already hap- 
pened, and continues to happen all around 
the world, but yet so many remain apparent- 
ly ignorant to it, ignorant to the people who 
have not greeted technology as a savior but as 
a harbinger of destruction and pain, people 
such as the "Luddites." Who are the Lud- 
dites? 

According to legend, Ned Ludd was a 
boy who worked in the textile industry of 
England in the 1770's. Infuriated by his work, 
he picked up a hammer and smashed his 
knitting frame, a machine used to increase 
productivity. Between 1811 and 1816, in Brit- 
ain's midland, his name gained usage as the 
title for a mythical leader of angry textile 
workers, who fought against the technology 
replacing them. 

Up until the middle of the 18th century, 
England had been a textile manufacturers 
paradise, heavily dependent on the skill of 
craftsmen to make an outstanding product. 



At this point textile workers had very little to 
fear from machines; even the royalty realized 
that new technology might put the textile 
makers out of work and imposed laws to halt 
the appearance of new devices in the field, 
such as when Elizabeth I banned the produc- 
tion of the stocking loom. When new technol- 
ogy did appear it was greeted with not only 
the ire of those in the trade, but actual acts of 
destruction: in 1675 weavers destroyed new 
looms designed to weave as much as twenty 
men could. 

By the later part of the 18th century it 
became apparent to textile workers that they 
could not halt industrialism's affect on their 
livelihood. Soon new cotton mills appeared 
throughout the textile district. Powered by 
new steam engines, and run by underpaid, 
unskilled labor, the machines of such mills 
could finish weaving in 18 hours what it took 
a man to do in 88. By the early 1800's mill 
owners simply ignored the laws which had 
once been passed to protect textile workers 
from technology. 

Outraged by the shoddy mill work 
threatening their jobs, textile workers raised 
large sums of money for the enforcement of 
anti-machine laws. Never the less, in 1809 
parliament repealed all such measures, which 
to textile workers amounted to an act of war. 

In November of 181 1, a textile worker's 
army led by a man calling himself "Ned 
Ludd," marched to a workshop in Bulwell to 
destroy various weaving frames. In the ensu- 
ing melee between the shop owner and the 
mob, one of the "Luddites,' (as they've since 
come to be known), by the name of John 
Westley, was killed. It would be the first 
casualty in a guerrilla style conflict lasting for 
years to come. 

After the first symbolic action, Luddite 
ranks quickly swelled, with recruits sworn to 
silence, proclaiming oaths to General Ludd, 
and instructed to use a tangled assortment of 
codes and signals to communicate with each 
other. For example, in a crowd a Luddite 
raised their right hand over their right eye. If 
another Luddite were present that individual 
would put their left hand over their left eye, 
after which both might engage in a conversa- 
tion based on various non-verbal signs. In a 
matter of months, most of the towns in mid- 
dle England had their own secret Luddite 
regiments, many of which were led by indi- 
viduals calling themselves "General Ludd, 
King Ludd, or even Lady Ludd". For Mill 
owners this meant that every morning they 
would have to inspect their facilities to see 
how many looms the Luddite armies might 
have smashed during the night. 

Seeking aid from the British govern- 
ment, the mill owners found virtually none. 
The English empire was too busy confronting 
Napoleon's drive throughout Europe to wor- 
ry about bands of roving machine haters. By 
1812, when the number of destroyed mill 
frames had climbed into the hundreds, the 
British parliament realized that it had to act. 
First came a proposal to make frame breaking 
a crime punishable by death. Although op- 
posed by some, most notably Lord Byron 
(who had yet to become famous as a writer), 
the majority favored it becoming a capital 
offense, and the motion carried. To enforce 
their will, the government sent 3000 troops to 



search out the Luddites. The job for such sol- 
diers would not be an easy one. To begin with, 
the Luddites were seen by most people in 
middle England as heroes, fighting in the same 
neck of the woods as the fabled Robin Hood 
once did, fighting against the devices of an 
industrialism controlled by a wealthy few who 
cared little about those they put out of work. 
As a result, no one seemed all that willing to 
help the government in their anti-Luddite cru- 
sade. 

In April of 1812 Rawford's mill, known 
for being a virtual fortress, with deadly traps 
and armed guards, came under attack by a 
force of around 300 Luddites. Although 
wounded, the mill's owner, William Cart- 
wright, and his men were able to drive the 
force back, killing two Luddites in the process. 
In response to the failed raid (of which Char- 
lotte Bronte wrote about in her book Shirley), 
machine breaking increased, peasants taunt- 
ed soldiers, and the words "Vengeance for the 
blood of the innocent" were found commonly 
graffitied on building doors. Also the tactics of 
the Luddites, which had mainly concentrated 
on only attacking machines, shifted to more 
violent methods of getting their message 
across: William Hornsfall, a prominent mill 
owner who had boasted that he would ride up 
to his saddle girths in Luddite blood, was 
instead shot and killed by one. 

With indications about a possible revo- 
lution in the center of England, the British 
government dispatched a prominent military 
commander, General Thomas Maitland to deal 
with the situation. Maitland, who had helped 
to destroy rebellions in India and the West 
Indies, and who also helped the French Royal- 
ists fight their losing cause against the citizens 
of Pairs in 1789, decided that what he found in 
Middle England hardly suggested a revolu- 
tion, but angry, hungry peasants acting out. 

Understanding that the Luddites had no 
centralized leadership, he used his 35,000 
troops to shake down and bribe the opposi- 
tion. He offered financial rewards for infor- 
mants, guaranteed pardons to those who re- 
nounced the myth of General Ludd, and forced 
information from captured Luddites behind 
closed doors. By 1816 the Luddites had been 
routed, with most of their leaders either in jail 
or executed. 

Although defeated in battle, the legacy 
of the Luddites lived on throughout the age of 
industrialism. As millions were subjected to 
the cruel conditions of factory life, many of 
them fought back in ways of sabotage. More 
often than not, the attacks were not directed at 
human targets than at the machines which the 
factory and business owners utilized. These 
attacks have of course led to the present, evi- 
denced by groups such as Earth First! This 
organization, which advocates non-violence, 
also suggests a principal that the planet is 
more important than the devices used to plun- 
der it. Much like the Luddites of old, some of 
those who affiliate themselves with Earth First 
see technology as an enemy worth fighting, 
not so much for the protection of jobs, but the 
protection of the planet. In one book geared for 
the potential environmental Luddite "EcoDe- 
fence," published by Nedd Ludd books, steps 
are outlined in great detail for the damage and 
destruction of earth pillaging machines. 

Besides those Luddites of the past and 



present fighting against the technological na- 
ture of the society they were born into, there is 
a whole entire group of people, who, born 
outside that society, found themselves, and 
are finding themselves, with little choice but to 
fight it. 

According to Neil Postman in his book 
"Technopoly", there are three types of Cul- 
tures in relation to technological development. 
The first is the Tool Using Culture, where 
technology serves either of two roles: #1. To 
solve urgent and specific problems of physical 
life, and #2. To serve the world of art, politics, 
myth, ritual, and religion. In such a society, 
technology is entirely subservient to the idea 
of culture. Postman suggests that such societ- 
ies contain a wide spectrum of different exam- 
ples, from tribal hunter/gatherers 
such as the Aborigines to Empire builders 
such as the Romans. Once a society changes, 
and the social and symbolic world become 
subject to the requirements of technological 
development, when tools try to become the 
culture, such a society has shifted from being 
a Tool Using Culture to a Technocracy. Post- 
man feels this started somewhere during the 
middle ages, in Europe, and continued to the 
present time as the basis for modern industrial 
nations. Finally Technocracies give way to 
societies of totalitarian technology, where tools 
become the culture. In a totalitarian techno- 
logical society, art, religion, and concepts such 
as family become irrelevant. Postman feels 
only two countries fall into this category, the 
U.S. and Japan, with a slew of others evolving 
that way. 

If Postman's theories are true, then his- 
tory has shown a technological dialectic. Coun- 
tries and people who move closer to technolo- 
gy as culture, assimilate or eradicate those 
who aren't. For the emerging technocracies of 
Renaissance era Europe, progress meant dis- 
covery and expansion at any cost. When con- 
fronting various peoples, still locked in Tool 
Using cultures, the former viewed them as 
primitives and savages apart from "progress". 
Since progress as an idea seems to indicate 
growth and expansion, the necessity of new 
resources to create products inevitably led to 
the confiscation of Tool Using society lands. 
These people were (are) forced into slavery 
and poverty, and when fighting back against 
those oppressing them, ruthlessly slaughtered. 

Nothing to me, is a more perfect exam- 
ple of this conflict between Tool Using Cul- 
tures and Technocracys then those presented 
in the industrial age, especially in the 1800's. 
This was the time period where Technocracy's 
had to fight within themselves, forces such as 
the Luddites, who doubted progress. At the 
same time, they had to brutally suppress In- 
digenous cultures that were fighting back 
against the machinery of free flow capitalism. 
This was the age of the light bulb, telephone, 
and train, but also that of the Sioux, the Moro, 
and Zulu. Although most high school history 
books will not call the rebellions of native 
people, during Industrialism'sage of conquest, 
a revolt against technology, at the very least 
such people were fighting for their cultures 
against a society where culture meant loving 
machines. 

In the end, no matter how valiantly they 
fought, the indigenous groups could not over- 
come a system with both an endless supply of 



canon fodder, and factories ready to turn out 
much more lethal killing devices than bows, 
arrows, and spears. Such simple 
weapons as gatling guns and artillery, meant 
that the soldiers of Technocracy could kill 
opponents from a distance, could shell enemy 
villages far enough way not to see the bodies of 
slain women and children. 

Irregardless of the high levels of pollu- 
tion and destruction of the environment dur- 
ing industrialism, despite the millions killed 
by wars fought with better killing devices, the 
millions killed by cars, and the millions of 
industrial workers who sacrificed their lives to 
build the rail-roads, factories, and machines of 
progress pushers, such as John D. Rockefeller, 
progress seems to be universally accepted as a 
great thing. It's not hard to imagine why, 
when virtually everything printed in a paper 
about a society with less technology, paints a 
pictureof sociologically backwards people who 
are suffering from their lack of more modern 
implements. Never in any mainstream news- 
paper, that prints stories of horrible famines in 
third world countries, is there any mention 
that most of these people were living just fine, 
until colonial and industrial powers stepped 
in and destroyed their way or life. We are not 
supposed to think of people with less technol- 
ogy as anything but suffering creatures wor- 
thy of pity. 

Supposedly, the age of Industrialism 
ended a few years ago, and we are now in the 
"Age on Information". What this really means 
is that we have entered the age of Technopoly. 
Here we are entering a stage where even the 
old moral structures as the church and patrio- 
tism will likely fall away, victims to a rational- 
ity that questions the logic of such institutions. 
For some this is a cause of celebration. Howev- 
er, the destruction of old morals barriers, are 
one less barrier to the whims of progress, and 
simply because the gods of the old may cease 
to be, it doesn't mean we will be without a new 
deity. In fact, we are already bowing before it: 
technology. Everything in this country revolves 
around the machine, we bathe ourselves in 
video waves as a form of community. Whatev- 
er beliefs we possess seem to revolve around 
the acquirement of new technology, industri- 
alism may be dead, because the same sort of 
elites who came up with that age to begin with 
are now telling us we have entered a new age, 
but the same driving force of mindless auto- 
mation has only increased. What sort of 
progress will the age of Technopolies lead us 
too; what sort of magic tricks does technology 
have in store? Next Time! 






Dateline: San Jose, Costa Rica 

Go. Go. Go. I'm going to go to the store. 
(Repeat. Repeat individually.) What are you 



going to do? (Repeat. Repeat individually.) 
I'm going to go to Paris. What is she going to 
do? 

Very good. That's the simple future. 
Now let's move on to present progressive, 
e.g. He is going to the whiteboard. What is he 
doing? He is going to the whiteboard right 
now. (Lots of repetition, toss in different pro- 
nouns, various question words, etc.) 

Great! Now simple past. I went to the 
movie at 7 o'clock. (Repetition.) What time 
did you go to the movie? (Repetition.) Excel- 
lent. Now ask me adifferent question using 
fo in the simple past. "Why did they go to the 
ookstore?" They went to the bookstore to 
buy a map of El Salvador. 

Good. That's very creative. Have a great 
day. See you tomorrow at 7 a.m. 

Chris and I taught English in San Salva- 
dor for two months at this soap opera of a 
language academy that taught English, 
French, Italian and Spanish. Academia Euro- 
pea was started three years ago by a suave 
Belgian rat named Ricardo who developed, 
while working with the Peace Corps, an in- 
duction method for learning foreign languag- 
es. The method, which you must apply when 
teaching Phases 1-4 (the first four months of a 
student s schooling), relies solely on mimic- 
ry, on repetition. As a student, you may not 
necessarily know what the words mean, or 
what word means what, but you repeat, cor- 
rectly, with relative ease until it all starts to 
make sense. You develop a natural cadence 
for the language because your teacher, hope- 
fully, is a native speaker. 

Our interest in the Academy was peaked 
when we saw a flyer in Antigua Guatemala: 
"English teachers needed in El Salvador for 
minimum 2- to 3-month commitment." We 
were planning on visiting Salvador anyway; 
why not go with a focused purpose? 
We met (a weasel named) Sigfried in Anti- 
gua. As the scout for the Academy, he gave us 
the lowdown: 22 hours of instruction per 
week for salaried part-time teaching, free 
Spanish classes, transportation expenses cov- 
ered to San Salvador from Guatemala City. 
The academy arranges housing. You earn 
$300 per month. 

"Great. We'll be there in a week for 
training." 

We arrived at the Academy looking 
scraped up off the gringo trail: dusty, tat- 
tooed, pierced and carrying these huge, dirty 
packs on our backs. Completely out of place. 
The Academy was very, very professional in 
appearance: beautiful model-like secretaries, 
posters of faraway European nations adorn- 
ing the walls, music straight out of an old 
James Bond flick piped through the sound 
system. Our only real outward advantages 
were that we stood out as the archetype of the 
20-something Americano backpacker and we 
spoke California English, an accent suppos- 
edly highly desired. (We discovered later that 
most prospective teachers come down with 
Sig. Fie spruces them up, thus providing a 
clean, formal presentation to the clean for- 
mality of the Academy. We'd already had a 
week of plans in Antigua, so we came down 
on our own, entering this new world scruffy 
as hell.) 

We were snubbed from the start. Ricar- 
do let us spend the first night with his family 



at his palacial abode in Colonia Escalon, the 
Beverly Hills of the capital. Chris drank his 
last beer. It didn't seem like a major offense, 
since Ricardo offered the first one and then 
obliged the second, until we discovered that 
ol' Ric was a raging alcoholic. "He likes his 
beer" was how the story daintily got back to 

us. 

The living arrangements were a mess 
(one indication that other things, too, may be 
completely disorganized), and we got put up 
at the Academy for two weeks on these hor- 
rible little cots. It was somewhat deplorable 
(but free) having to spend so much time "at 
work," but we could sleep in any room we 
desired. Some had A/C and VCRs. 

We both got sick. I vomited every day 
for about a week, causing the nightguards, 
especially Rambo, to fabricate stories about 
how I was "con hijo." 

Rambo was a trip. He was always fon- 
dling his pistol. He was gruff and barky and 
would occasionally bring "senoricas" to the 
Academy for the night. He'd faithfully go 
home every weekend to his family in Santa 
Ana. We broke through his mean veneer after 
a week, and soon he adored us. He'd give us 
rides in the Academy's Peugeot and teach us 
Salvador-isms like ''todo azul. "Everything's 
totally cool. 

Hector was the other main guard, doubling 
as Chris' Spanish teacher. He, also, was ex- 
tremely fond of his guns and would admire 
and care for them nightly. We quickly learned 
that most people packed a weapon, usually 
some sort of pistol. 

So. The Academy had built its reputa- 
tion by providing native speakers teaching 
the induction method. "Learn the basics for 
conversational English in less than four 
months." 

We learned the method from the Scot- 
tish Joe Hendry, head of the teachers and 
main organizer of the various phases (num- 
bering 1-15). I never understood quite how 
difficult the induction method could be for a 
fresh student until I sat in on Simona's Phase 
1 Italian training session. I found myself stum- 
bling poorly through the first three tenses, 
speaking Italian nonetheless, but only from 
listening intently and repeating sounds to the 
best of my ability. That session was an eye- 
opener. Now I understood what was going 
on when I'd get blank looks and silence from 
my students after ablatant prompt from me. 

The method had developed its own lilt- 
ed cadence. I d ubbed it the method rhythm. It 
was best executed by the old-timers"Miguel, 
Billy, Alex"but we newcomers caught on fast. 
Chris was soon a prized maestro among stu- 
dents and teachers alike. Speaking loudly, 
thus captivating everyone's attention, and 
over enunciating were two lauded character- 
istics. Chris was easily the loudest teacher 
there. 

In a word, Joe was a spazz. He always 
seemed wired out of his brain. He would sit 
on a desk and bang his feet together inces- 
santly until he'd jump up, part his hair with 
his hands, whisp his feathered bangs back, 
draw the skin downward from his nose to his 
lips to his chin and then put on a squinted 
toothy face. If you didn't know him, you'd 
think he was a total freak. He was 34, a 
pervert, a male chauvinist, an imbiber of drink, 



pot and cocaine. He was caught once doing it 
with a student in his classroom. And yes, he's 
married and has a son. 

Yet through all this, I came to like Joe 
and even have Toads of respect for him. It's 
difficult to defend why; you'd just have to 
meet him and be drawn in by him. He was the 
only person who could really get things ac- 
complished around the Academy, the only 
person who cared sincerely about the well- 
being of the teachers, and the only person 
who accepted responsibility for what was 
going on. If you needed something, if you had 
a problem with something, you d go to Joe 
and he'd take care of it. 

Ricardo (by the way, he was known to 
everyone, without question, as Don Ricardo) 
was just the opposite. He was a chameleon 
with vodka on his breath by 10:30 a.m. If you 
told him anything important he'd a) forget it 
within the hour, b) rearrange your words and 
foul the meaning, or c) change his mind about 
the answer he gave you but fail to mention it 
to you. 

Through nepotism, the entire Ricardo 
clan was set up with high-paying positions. 
There was Astrid, a daughter, already di- 
vorced and with a toddler at 25, who sat 
around looking alluring but doing nothing 
but her nails. She might answer the phone, 
but probably someone else would get the line 
before would. She was all facade and gave the 
Academy that first glimpse of ritz. 

Another daughter, Leslie, actually 
worked and was pleasant. She coordinated 
all the week's classes with an effective Italian 
named Antonio. 

Richie was Ric's son. He was extremely 
skinny (anorexic?) and formal and wore his 
designer slacks too high. He "accounted," but 
that just meant jotting randomnumbers down. 
As far as we could tell, the Academy account- 
ed for very little. 

Esmeralda, also a Belgian and Ricar- 
do's third or seventh wife, occasionally taught 
French or worked at the front desk, probably 
doing Astrid's job. When not at the Academy, 
she tended their two young kids at the house, 
often at poolside. 

A new son showed up one day and 
started hanging around a lot. He was 819- 
year-old illegitimate son just recently accept- 
ed and recognized as part of the family by 
Don Ric. Soon, I'm sure, a good job would be 
created for him, too. 

Various other secretaries were non-fa m- 
ily members, people who worked hard and 
probably got paid very little for their efforts. 

There was Nora, who'd been "sick" for 
months and was just returning back towork. 
Her "sickness," we learned, was alcoholism. 
I think she almost died from drinking and 
spent months in the hospital. I appreciated 
her during the week she talked to Chris and 
me. As I mentioned, we arrived fresh off the 
road, and it was Nora who took us to some 
Ropa Americana stores where we could buy 
professional duds for cheap. (Ropa America- 
na is huge down here. It's used clothing from 
the States that's in good shape and sold very 
inexpensively.) All teachers had to look very 
professional Monday throughjhursday. (Fri- 
day, of course, was dress-down day.) Men 
wore ties and niceshirts and pants, women 
mostly dresses and skirts. Men shaved. We 



showered daily (!). No piercings. I've never 
had a "professional" job before. Once we 
were helped getting dressed, Nora's relation- 
ship with us pretty much ended. She pre- 
ferred to smoke and smoke and smoke than 
talk to us. 

After we got decked out, the Academy loved 
us. We looked hot, we caught onto the meth- 
od right away, and the students enjoyed us. 
So then the parties started. Social occasions 
burgeoned; we were everywhere at once. 
Cocaine. Sex. Betrayal. Passion. Money. It 
was all a part of the soap opera. 

A rundown of the core characters: 

Ricardo - Mizer, rat, head honcho. We 
heard a story later that implicated him in 
running arms in North Africa in thel980s. He 
set up the Academy to launder huge amounts 
of money amassed. 

Miguel - Full-time teacher, longtermer. 
Salvadoran hunk in the eyes of the populace. 
Cell phone on hip at all times. At 27, already 
divorced and with son. Extremely suave but 
highly dimwitted. Good Ping-Pong player. 

Billy - Salvadoran who grew up in Mi- 
ami. Used to sing in a band. Strongly mouth- 
fixated. Was always eating something from 
the Academy kiosk or smoking. Was courting 
Leslie. Was, therefore, in for life. 

Alex - A manic-depressive who read a 
teeny copy of the Bible in between classes. 
Said, "On, you're one of those," once when I 
refuted its teachings. "Worked on the out- 
side" a lot, a term I came to know meant he 
was coping with something big and dark. 
Supposedly lived in quite a palace. Alone. 

Sigfried - Had the weirdest accent ever. 
Salvadoran but was raised in Germany. Al- 
ways wore a black leather vest. Seemed 
stressed out 12 hours of the day. Sweated lots 
and lots. Everyone pretty much hated him 
and ignorned him. 

William - An old guy who knew En- 
glish by the book better than I. Spent years in 
the Middle East and still spoke some Arabic. 
Annoyed most people. I found his stories of 
distant travel charming. 

Kathryn - Extremely British. From Ox- 
ford. One of the most delightful accents I've 
ever heard. A big fan of beer. 

Gary - Katnryn's boyfriend. Also from 
Oxford. Even more fond of beer than Kath- 
ryn. Came down with typhoid and couldn't 
drink a drop for weeks. Completely together 
and organized and stern at the Academy. 
Relaxed and a riot outside school. 

Sandra - A San Franciscan with French 
parents. Nice to me, because I had a partner, 
jealous and competitive with most other wom- 
en. Was seeing a married student. 

Patrick - One of the newer guys with us. 
From the South. Spoke with quite a drawl. 
Nice but a bit cocky. Would get dumb fast 
when drunk. Adored Chris and me. "What 
am I going to do without you?" Dated a TOFL 
student. 

Sanchez - The only person at the Acad- 
emy who could read the bottom line. If you 
needed an advance on your salary, Sanch was 
the man. Jovial, polite. Hinted that the Acad- 
emy was a hair away from going belly up. 

Cynthia - A super-nice Canadian who 
was scared to death to teach the method. 
Couldn't seem to pick it up so was given high- 
phase conversation classes. Didn't know a lot 



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about much but was a joy to be around. "You 
two are the best," she kept telling us. 

Tessa - Another English woman with a 
beautiful accent and a gorgeous rasp. Great 
personality. 

Phil - Tessa's younger brother. Fond of 
drink. Raced his car up and down the strips of 
San Salvador. Always had a new girlfriend. 

Da vid - A Jehovah's Witness who looked 
like Elmer Fudd. From Texas. Couldn't take 
nor understand a joke. 

Jim - A kid who just got out of the 
Marines and who was engaged to a Salvador- 
an woman we dubbed Jaws because of her 
orthodontics work. From Chicago. Could talk 
"Basement Screams"-era Naked Raygun. 
Lotsa tattoos. 

Joe - You already know lots about Joe. 
Another thing though: loved to talk Stiff Lit- 
tle Fingers, Buzzcocks, The Damned... Tat- 
toos. "L.O.V.E." on his knuckles. Did time in 
the U.S. for petty theft. Madepasses at Cyn- 
thia. "Cornered" at parties. This is dancing 
alone, drink and cigarette in hand, facing the 
corner as though it were a dance partner. 

Mary Ellen - At 37, the oldest woman 
teaching at the Academy. Her name would 
appear as M. Ellen on the weekly schedule, so 
we'd call her Mellon. I shortened it to Mel; she 
hated it. "Don't call me that," she'd insist in 
her weird French/English/Spanish accent 
(from Montreal with a Salvadoran mom). 
Always depressed. Thin as a rail. Smoked fat 
menthols. 

Simona - From Milan. Always decked 
out in skin-tight height of fashion direct from 
Italy. Had a crush on Patrick. Sandra hated 
her. 

Carlos - Salvadoran who spoke perfect 
English. Doesn't drink much. Once when he 
tossed a few back, he "dropped trou" and 
showed us all his jewels, front and back view. 

Ricardo #2 - One of our housemates 
when we moved out of the Academy into 
Bev. Hills. A 50 year old from Salvador who'd 
lived most of his life in Belgium. We heard a 
story about how he could never return to that 
country because was accused of molesting 
his two kids. Claims he innocent. A whizz 
with languages. Hired as outside sales. Al- 
ways scheming for a deal, never had cash. 
"No sales, no salary," a difficult thing to hear 
when payday is only once a month. Always 
with vodka and Coke in hand. Married to a 
27-year-old Salvadoran. 

Stephanie - Ricardo #2's wife. Doesn't 
"work." Cleans house all day, which earned 
her the name "The Housekeeper." 

The English Patients - Two British broth- 
ers, Sam and Tim, who had a relationship we 
never fully understood. Ten years apart in 
age, similar tattoos on the same part of the 
right arm. Traveling the world together for a 
year. Are turned on to coke at a party at an 
A. P. photographer's house and ask for it ev- 
ery weekend henceforth. 

These were the people that allowed the 
zoo to function. We all looked great because 
we were forced to, we all put on great parties, 
we all learned Spanish, we all earned money, 
we all fell in love with Salvador. It rocks. The 
Salvadorans are the nicest people in Central 
America! They all want to forget the war and 
move forward. I wouldn't trade those two 
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RUN FOR YOUR LIFE 

The mighty DROPKICK MURPHYS 
came to the coast to remind you fucks how 
strong streetpunk Boston style is. Kick ass is 
what they did! The DROPKICK MURPHYS 
take the working class ethic and harness all 
the full-fisted anger and jubilation of blue- 
collar life in America. The DROPKICK MUR- 
PHYS have a new 6 song CD out now called 
"Boys On The Docks". Besides the title cut 
you have "Never Alone", "In The Streets Of 
Boston", "Caps and Bottles", "Eurotrash" and 
"Front Seat". If you haven't listened to the 
DROPKICKMURPHYSyetthenyouare miss- 
ing out on one of the best bands outta the 
Northeast. Go get this CD as soon as possible! 
Order from Cyclone Records, 24 Pheasant 
Run, Merrimack, NH 03054, USA. 

The DROPKICK MURPHYS also con- 
tribute "Caps and Bottles" to the new Chap- 
ter Eleven compilation. "Caps and Bottles " 
has some poignant lyrics: "When I was small 
I thought I'd he a legend soon, but that was 
then and this is now: a harder road could not 
be found... The answers here it's plain to see - 
it's taking me - I'm half the man I thought I'd 
be - it's killing me." A great song from a great 
band on a great compilation! next up on the 
Chapter Eleven compilation, entitled "Insuf- 
ficient Funds", is the RANDUMBS doing 
"Methamphetaqueen". Ian and Saul (bass and 
vocals) are the proud parents of Chapter Elev- 
en, so send your money and punk rock demo 
tapes to Chapter Eleven, P.O. Box 132, Sono- 
ma, CA 95476. 

Third on the agenda for the Chapter 
Eleven compilation is the WORKIN' STIFFS 
doing "Coaster Boy". You remember the 
WORKIN' STIFFS from their triumphant LP 
on East Bay Menace as well as a couple of 
excellent singles. The lager flows. The lads 
play their butts off! The entire production is 
brought to a smashing finish by local punk 
rock heroes ONE MAN ARMY doing "Down 
the Block", a damn good song. 

For an absolutely overkill punk experi- 
ence go get the brand new ONE MAN ARMY 
EP "Bootlegger's Son" on TKO Records. This 
fucker will rock your street up and down the 
block! The EP starts out with a bang with the 
fine song "Another Dead End Story", an im- 
mediate streetpunk anthem with superb vo- 
cals and perfect guitar, bass and drum inter- 
play. Next you get "Never Call It Quits", 
which has some intelligent lyrics. These beer 
drinkers actually have somebrain cells swim- 
min' around up there. Side "B" leads off with 
the title cut "Bootlegger's Son" and this fuck- 
er delivers the goods! Prepare yourself to be 
kicked in the head! The finale on this record is 
a stout blow delivered with fangs out and the 



venom flowing! "50 Bucks" lambasts a local 
promoter who s ego and greed got in the way 
of his respect for ONE MAN ARMY. Never 
again will they work with that asshole! Go get 
this record immediately! 

New York's finest oi band, the TEM 
PL ARS have a good split out this month with 
BOTTOM OF THE BARREL. This EP is avail- 
able through Oink! #4 an oi/skin 'zine out of 
Cresskill , N.J.. The TEMPLARS cite the su- 
preme sacrifice that war hero's have given - 
the TEMPLARS ask "Have they fought the 
wrong enemy?" Was the cause worth fight- 
ing for?" The TEMPLARS continue to dem 
onstrate that they are streetpunks of the high- 
est order. This type of oi simply does not get 
any better! Go get "Night of the Seagull" on 
Headache. Go get the TEMPLARS double 7" 
on Vulture Rock! Get all TEMPLARS' prod- 
uct! On the backside, BOTTOM OF THE B AR- 
REL do a song called "We Won't Forget You", 
A fast paced oi number that has tinges of NY 
hardcore in it. 

One way to visit Japan is through your 
turntable. These crazy Japanese punks are 
going off! THE DISCOCKS have an outra- 
geous punk offering dished out for you this 
month. The EP is called "Boot Boys Anthem". 
This is wild over-the-top oi/streetpunk with 
great shouted vocals in the BAD VULTURES/ 
SLEDGEHAMMER vein. Also look for the 
split with THE DISCOCKS and TOM AND 
THE BOOTBOYS. 

New on Knockout Records, this month 
is the STREET TROOPERS from Montreal, 
Quebec, Canada with their LP "Take the Bat- 
tle to the Streets". This is hard-edged oi/ 
skinhead music with some good songs well 
represented by, the title cut, "Take the Battle 
to the Streets", "Street Troopers", "Clock- 
work Fun" ("Fuckin' Hippies Get Out of the 
Way"), and "Oi! Against Racism" ("Oi Against 
Racial Prejudice... It's a Class War Not a Race 
War"...). This band will be heard from again 
soon! 

From Bomb Factory Records Kent, UK 
comes an extremely punk LP called "Shouting 
the Odds" by the band CONTEMPT. This 
fucker cooks from start to finish with first rate 
lead vocals, harmonies and guitar work 
throughout. The politics are right on the mon- 
ey! In "War on the Poor", CONTEMPT sing: 
"From the downtrodden beggar on the street 
to the old couple at home without any 
heat. .This life we lead, we know the score. 
All they show is war on the poor." In "Can- 
non Fodder", the band's lyrics read: "Flags 
are created to keep us all divided. They make 
us mistrust and fill us full of hatred to keep us 
all apart like the sea that's in between. To die 
for the colour of the rich man dream. Cannon 
fodder for the rich scum. You march into 
battle just for your master's sake. It's alright 
for them, it's not their life that's at stake!" This 
is very intelligent piece of work. Strong music 
accompanying well-thought-out lyrics. Rec- 
ommended! 

An entirely different type of record is 
the REVOLT "Strength Thru American Oi" 
LP on Vulture Rock. These men are ready to 
go fight Fascists for America. This is rough 
working -class oi music and heaven help the 
poor bastard that gets in the way of this brutal 
skinhead crew! These skins celebrate drink- 
ing and fighting to the extent where "Skin- 



head Warfare" is a way of life. The music on 
this record is all out balls-to-the-wall street- 
punk/oi with ferocious gruff vocals and chain- 
saw guitar. Make sure you don't cross RE- 
VOLT'S path when "Violence is on their 
minds"! America is lucky to have such un- 
swerving patriots as cannon fodder. 

THEM AIN STREET SAINTScome hau- 
lin' outta K.C. Missouri ready to drink and 
fight their way into your hearts. Some tough 
oi music spoken here. These guys would just 
as soon beat the fuck outta you for lookin' at 
'em cross eyed. The music is very good and I 
wager they can back up the macho boot-boy 
lyrics with actions not just words. 

The fuckin' STITCHES just completed a 
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great hair. There's no controlling your chil- 
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The STITCHES appear on the Intensive Scare 
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This massive 2 LP comp includes "In Heav- 
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Quite a whack of punk rock! 

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ANS), "Tough Fucking Shit", and "Die When 
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are supplied by Captain Leech, Wimpy, the 
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vanator. B-Face plays bass and Bernie plays 
drums, along with many honorary TUNNEL 



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An excellent zine covering the oi /street- 
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tion that the uneven review given to "NO 
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indication of how strong this Boston band is. 
The DUCKY BOYS CD is quality punk from 
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see ya round... 

see ya in hell! 




There's something contradictory about 
Sean Tejaratchi's fanzine (Crap Hound) be- 
coming one of the most original and interest- 
ing zines to be published in the last couple of 
years. With the exception of his introduction, 
there's no writing in Crap Hound. The content 
consists entirely of black and white draw- 
ings, clip art and other images that Sean com- 
piles into themes. For example, in issue #4, 
the "Clowns, Devils and Bait" issue, there is 
page after page of happy, sad, evil, bizarre 
clowns, followed by a even bigger mix of 
devil/satanic drawings and bait, tackle and 
other fishing gear. 

Other themes include telephones, sex, 
kitchen gadgets, hands, eyes and hearts. 

It's hard to explain Crap Hound to peo- 
ple who haven't seen it. "It s a zine of pic- 
ture," doesn't do it justice in any capacity. 
Sean also has no problem with people copy- 
ing the images from Crap Hound for their 
zines or whatever else they might want to use 
the images for, such as stickers or 7" covers. 
It's the perfect accompaniment for any zine 



publisher who needs to fill an open space 
with a drawing or picture. 

Besides Crap Hound, Sean is also in- 
volved with Feral House book publishers, 
owned by Adam Parfrey. Feral House is re- 
sponsible for books such as "The Devil's Note- 
book" by Anton LeVey and the Ed Wood 
biography the movie was based on titled 
"Nightmare of Ecstasy." He is also the new 
half-owner of Reading Frenzy, a fantastic 
zine and book store in Portland and he is also 
the person responsible for (KOOL Man: The 
King ofOral Love - The Story of Robert Dupree.) 

Dupree used to publish a widely ig- 
nored zine called (Subliminal Tattoos). He or- 
dered a copy of Crap Hound, then threatened 
to sue Sean for copyright infringement for a 
Tinkerbell drawing. Sean called him on it and 
Dupree said it was all a joke and Dupree was 
simply "trying to save (Sean's) ass from the 
same thing that happened to me." Things 
snowballed from there. After printing a short 
description of what Dupree tried to pull, peo- 
ple began to contact Sean about their dealings 
with Dupree. Sordid tales of date rape, rip- 
offs and plenty of name calling surface, all of 
which Sean began compiling with obsessive 
detail. 

While Sean was collecting all this mate- 
rial, Dupree started up a fictitious sex zine 
called (Rude) about four roommates - two 
males, two females - who seemed to spend 
most of their time fucking each other. People 
immediately recognized it as Dupree's work, 
and Sean began receiving letters from wom- 
en who were contacted by "Jordan," a Du- 
pree alias, who would encourage the women 
to meet Robert, allow him to perform cunni- 
lingus on them and give him pot. For the sake 
of discussion, I do reel it's important to in- 
form you, Dupree is a self -described 48-year- 
old, married with a young daughter, 350 lbs. 
Christian hedonist. 

, KOOL Man completely exposed Du- 
pree to the zine community and definitely 
put him in his place, demonstrating the pow- 
er of zines and what zines can actually accom- 
plish. 

MRR: What's your history in zine publish- 
ing? 

Sean: Crap Hound was definitely the first. I 
had only helped friends with a zine called 
(Snipehunt) here in Portland. That was pub- 
lished by my friend Mike, then my friend 
Cathy took it over. I was marginally involved 
with that, just doing a layout for an issue or 
some ads, whatever. I was also around a few 
others that were doing their own zines and it 
began to seep into my consciousness. 
MRR: Had you been an avid reader of fan- 
zines before that? 

Sean: No, no, not at all. It was not a calculated, 
"I'm gonna do a zine, what will it be?" It was 
like f had this idea and since I had been 
around a few zines, it was like, "Oh my god, 
I can actually do it." It was a very practical 
thing, it wasn't like some notion about how 
cool it would be to do a zine. 
MRR: Do you have a background in graphic 
design? 

Sean: Yeah, in poster making in the low- 
budget world of rocknroll, as I like to call it. 
Just local show posters and non-exciting cor- 
porate graphic art like trade magazines. That's 



where I got the technical knowledge of the 
basics. I learned graphic design before the 
Mac started up in earnest. I got my first Mac 
experience when I worked at Kinkos. I worked 
at Kinkos for a couple of years and d uring my 
12 minute breaks, I would sit at the little SE 
and tap something out, then see how far it 
would stretch and print it out. It looked like 
shit, but I didn't know that. 
MRR: Is that what you do for a living? 
Sean: It's sort or random. I do stuff mostly for 
fun, then do a big job now and then to pay the 
bills. I've got to take on another big job some- 
how to pay for another issue of Crap Hound. 
MRR: Describe Crap Hound. 
Sean: It is a partial, well as complete as I can 
get it, look at our cultural (visual) idioms, the 
visual cliches. When people look at a topic, 
there's a traditional slant and as the decades 
go by, images sort of lean one way or the 
other. It's a partial inventory of that progres- 
sion up to as current as I can get it. It's a 
shopping spree, and the clock is on for 12 
minutes and you have to run through the 
store, grabbing shit off the shelves and throw- 
ing it in your zine as quickly as you can, and 
you get to publish whatever you get at the 
end of 12 minutes. 

MRR: Has the zine always followed the 
same format, where you tried to keep the 
images limited to two or three topics. 
Sean: I try to keep it limited to two or thr.ee 
topics, but'that might change for one issue. I'd 
like to do all these smaller topics all packed 
into, one, like eight topics. 
MRR: How obsessive are you with finding 
images. 

Sean: I can't spend much money, so I can't 
buy up everything I see. More and more I 
rely, well, not rely, the issues are larger now 
because people send stuff. I'm getting all this 
stuff from a handful of contributors around 
the country. That's completely made it all the 
better. I become obsessive when finding clip 
art in general. It's rare that I'm looking for 
something and find a gold mine of it. It's 
much more like I found a gold mine of this 
topic back in August and now I have to sort 
through it. I'm sort of obsessed with the large 
haul sorting of it. I'm always on the lookout 
for anything. 

MRR: Where do you usually find the imag- 
es? 

Sean: Thrift stores, garbage dumps, discard- 
ed book piles, book stores, old magazines 
especially, anywhere there's a big pile of pa- 
per or printed matter, you'll probably find me 
at one time or another. 
MRR: Do you search out the images regular- 
ly, or do you wait until you feel the need to 
publish another issue? 
Sean: There's this sort of progression from 
passive collection where I keep an eye out for 
stuff that blends in as the deadline approach- 
es and I start actively searching for stuff. 
Often my choice of a topic depends on how 
much material I've got. It's not like I pick the 
topic and say, "Okay, now I've got to go find 
it. ' It depends on how far ahead I am from the 
start. 

MRR: You still do the layout for Crap Hound 
by hand, even though you have both the 
tools and know-how to layout everything 
on computer. 
Sean: Yeah, I still do it that way. I'll never 



stop. Physically laying it out with an X-acto 
knife and wax little pieces of paper... I can't 
imagine doing it otherwise. It would be a 
completely dreary and dismal experience sit- 
ting in front of a computer trying to adjust all 
these little bullshit images on a TV screen. It 
would look a lot different, specifically it would 
suck ass. The computer doesn't lend itself to 
organic, flowing looking anything. If it ever 
does, it's because someone put half their 
month into it. 

MRR: Are you at a steady press run? 
Sean: Yeah, I've leveled off at 2500. 
MRR: I noticed in the "Clowns, Devils, Bait" 
issue, you said you only use Wow Cool! and 
Left Bank Books. 

Sean: Yeah, I use Wow Cool! Desert Moon 
and Left Bank. It's great. Personally I decided 
I'm not doing this for a profit. Realizing that, 
it changes all these different things. The whole 
strategy, what gets priority has changed. What 
gets importance has completely shifted. If I'm 
not going to do it for money, I'm doing it for 
fun. If I'm doing it for fun, I m not going to do 
these traditional aggressive business things 
simply because everyone else does it. I'm not 
interested in getting into Tower or Borders. I 
figure I don't shop there or give them my 
money as a consumer and I don't want them 
to make a profit of me as a producer of some- 
thing. My distributors handle things really 
well. Left Bank Books is great. I just started 
using Desert Moon so I have no complaints 
with them, but I don't have a lot of experi- 
ence. After telling people I don't do heavy 
duty distribution, I've had one too many 
people snort, "What, you got something 
against making money?" Someone said that 
to me the other day and I just about hung up 
on them. I'm happy with what my distribu- 
tors do, and I'm happy that if some place 
really wants copies, fney have to give this 
distributor business. That makes the distrib- 
utor stronger and allows them to give other 
people more choices of distribution in terms 
of if they want it with their publication. I've 
sold out of every issue. I have some of #4 left, 
but that's a mistake basically. I had stowed 
two boxes away and recently discovered them. 
I end up giving a lot away. That's the other 
thing, if I m not going to make money off it, 
I'm not going to sit there and penny-pinch. 
"Oh, I don't think I can afford to give it to that 
person. I can give it to my first round of 
friends, but not people that I only see once a 
month." I give copies to anyone I know. I 
make a point of it. I do it because it's a good 
way to remind yourself what the fuck it's all 
about. I give away probably half the print 
run, and it's surprising that I still sell out of 
copies. 

MRR: Going along with typical zines, since 
it's offset printed, do you have any hook- 
ups or scams that you use to print it or get 
deals? 

Sean: No, I've got friends in the professional 
world of graphic art, and they're print bro- 
kers basically. They call people up and say, 
"This is the job I ve got, can you shop it 
around and find a good quote from some 
place." I'm careful about where I get it print- 
ed (in regards as to what type of business he 
gives his money to.) 

MRR: How do you deal with the copyright 
issue? 



Sean: I'm not entirely timid. I think a lot of it 
is fucking absurd. When my patience level 
drops below a certain point, I stop caring. I 
just don't give a shit anymore if someone 
wants to take me to court. It's hard to knock a 
man down when he's crawling on the ground. 
You don't have far to fall. I feel justified in 
using what I use. If I don't feel justified, I 
won t use it. It's not like I'll steal it all and let 
God sort it out. I actually very selective about 
what I'll use, but I don't feel pity for these 
giant corporations who put out shit and try to 
maintain an iron grip on every little piece of it. 
I think I'm flying under the radar to a certain 
extent. I think it's really interesting with those 
famous cases like (Hey There, Barbi Girl) zine 
that was threatened by Mattel. In general I 
talk to all these zine people who come to me 
because I'm suppose to know more about this 
issue, I mean I do know more in terms of 
having to deal with it. It's not like I can say, 
"Oh yeah, no one will touch you." The best 
example I can give is I have 1 000's of pictures 
in each issue and I haven't been fucked with 
and that's a telling point. A lot of this copy- 
right threat and nonsense, like when you hear 
these horror stories of Disney suing a kinder- 
garten for putting a picture of Mickey Mouse 
on their wall, it serves as word of mouth 
threat. Like the school bully who doesn't 
have to fight anymore. He lives off the fear the 
first fight took care of. All these people are 
paranoid and watching out because of repu- 
tation, when in reality, here I am publishing 
this zine with 1000's of pictures and I'm not 
touched. I don't know how much of that is 
luck, but I think I'm pushing my luck. 
MRR: How do you feel when people swipe 
images from Crap Hound? 
Sean: I am absolutely enthusiastic. I have 
given up all rights to feel territorial. Burglars 
get burgled as well. I have given up for the 
rest of my life the right to bitch when some- 
one wants to take something from me. And 
it's not even mine. I say it in 'Clown" issue, I 
wouldn't recommend starting up a hamburg- 
er chain with that funny looking clown. Try 
not to act retarded. I like to give that as advice. 
Try not to act retarded and life will be a lot 
better. 

MRR: Let's talk about KOOL Man. 
Sean: The zine is a really good guerrilla truth 
weapon. If you're going to be responsible 
with it, you can do a lot of good. 
MRR: What was the catalyst, Robert Dupree 
threatening to sue you? 
Sean: Sort of. That didn't directly lead to cool 
man. What lead to KOOL Man was after I 
printed the (letters and responses regarding 
the lawsuit). I began getting all these letters 
from people saying, ' Oh my God, that guy 
has fucked with me too." When I published 
that single page in Crap Hound, I was done. It 
picked up when people realized "This Robert 
Dupree guy, I'll oe damned, is fucking with 
everybody." Then the whole (IT. Rude) thing 
happened around the same time. I've said it 
before, it's the cliche of a slow motion auto 
wreck. It wasn't like he threatened me and all 
of a sudden I started working on KOOL Man. 
Oh god, I would have killed myself if I'd 
thought of it then. If someone had told me 
"You're gonna devote months of your life to 
putting together a zine exclusively about 
Robert Dupree," I would have probably shot 



myself. 

MRR: To bring things up to the present, 

what's going on with him now? 

Sean: He's quiet. I think the clue fairy finally 
visited Robert Dupree and brought the idea 
of silence. He isn't doing a zine right now. He 
published one issue of this thing called (Frog 
Prince) and people stayed away in droves, as 
the saying goes. He decided that the zine 
world was incredibly fucked and evil, and he 
couldn't be involved in such negativity, blah, 
blah, blah. Now he's not doing anything that 
I know of. 

MRR: With all these people that were fucked 
with, an immediate response, especially a 
male response would be, "Where is this guy, 
I'm going to physically fuck him up." Either 
actually wanted to beat him up or physically 
intimidate him with things like throwing 
eggs at his house to putting nails under- 
neath his tires. 

Sean: I thought about it, but not seriously. 
MRR: Not you necessarily, but all these 
other people that suffered, you would think 
there would be one person.... 
Sean: Oh yeah, there were several people 
who themselves and their spouses and the 
burliest member of their family got really 
pissed off and thought, "If that fucking assh- 
ole ever shows his Face around here... ' but I 
don't think Robert was ever in any danger. I 
don't think anyone ever wanted to get that 
close to the guy. He was already at the bottom 
of a very deep hole and just a waste of time. 
MRR: You mentioned in a letter about how 
he was going to teach at a high school. 
Sean: Yeah, he was going to teach at a high 
school. Yeah, he's got a thing for underage 
girls. He's 48 now. He's got a very well docu- 
mented, in his own words, penchant for young 
girls. He was going to get a job teaching a zine 
class at a Vancouver high school. The admin- 
istration got a hold of KOOL Man, but not 
from me. They got a hold of my number and 
called me up and asked, "Will you stand 
behind this in court?" and I said "Yeah." He 
was dismissed before the job started. Poetic 
justice, nice and perfect. 
MRR: Since this all started with a threat of a 
lawsuit, after KOOL Man was published, 
did you ever think, "Now I am gonna have 
to go to court"? 

Sean: Yeah, I did. I saw lawyers before. I was 
ready. In the end I was confident. The whole 
thing was the equivalent of starting a fight by 
shoving someone just so that the crowd 
around you will see that you're tough. He 
would start it and it wouldn't finish because 
he was tough. (If we had actually gone to 
trial), he would have been completely fucked 
because all of the stuff with underage girls 
hasn't been touched on by anyone or any 
authorities. If he had taken me to court, it 
would have come out and he would have 
been putting a gun to his own head. Any 
action he would have taken would have been 
bluster and abandoned before it went too far. 
It would have been a matter of using the law 
for intimidation, not for justice. I was confi- 
dent it wouldn't have gone that far. I had a 
couple of lawyers who said they would work 
for free. It was obvious it wouldn't go (in 
court) because anything he could have at- 
tacked me on, there was a wall. He was com- 
pletely fucked from the start. 



MRR: How many copies of KOOL Man did 
you print? 

Sean: I think I'm up to about 700 now. When- 
ever I need more, I just print another hun- 
dred. 

MRR: I felt KOOL Man was a shock to a lot 
of people outside of the Pacific Northwest. I 
had seen copies of Subliminal Tattoos be- 
fore and dismissed it as another shitty zine 
with a glossy cover, but I'm under the im- 
pression that Dupree and his shenanigans 
were fairly well known in the Pacific North- 
west. 

Sean: Not really. The man's got a diaretic mail 
habit. He would send out all this mail and the 
only reason he was widely known here was 
he could visit. It was actually within physical 
driving range and he paid particular atten- 
tion to Portland because he could get to the 
young girls here. Everyone else he would just 
write his own personal wanking fantasies, 
but that was as far as it was going to go. I 
didn't know that much about nim. He sub- 
scribed to Crap Hound and that's how it all 
started. I had never heard of Subliminal Tat- 
toos except I had read some blurb in Factsheet 
Five. He wasn't locally famous. 
MRR: You're now part of Reading Frenzy 
Sean: Chloe is main force behind it. It's a 
bookstore/zine/magazine store almost 100 
percent exclusively devoted to independent 
and alternative publications. There arejust a 
handful of huge publishing houses and they 
have all of the imprints andsubdivisions, but 
it still goes back to them and anything outside 
of them, we're open to. We take zines from 
anywhere in Portland. Our policy is if you 
live in Portland, we'll take it. Consigning 
stuff from outside of the area is a bit more 
selective because of the cost of mailing things 
back and forth. Chloe started it three years 
ago and moved downtown near Powell's 
Bookstore two years ago. It's run by her and 
volunteers. (Sean said Powell's Books in Port- 
land is the biggest book store west of the 
Mississippi, andpossibly the country. "When 
people come to Portland, four out of five 

People here will say, 'Oh, you need to go to 
owell's and it's downtown.' It's near every- 
thing and I think it's important know that 
when people are near Powell's, they are ex- 
tremely close to Reading Frenzy.) 
MRR: If a zine outside of your area wanted 
to be carried at Reading Frenzy, how would 
they go about doing that? 
Sean: They should send us a sample copy. 
Include all of the relevant information, ad- 
dress, phone number and make sure to list 
any distributors they use. Another reason the 
choice to carry zines outside our area is selec- 
tive is because if we can get something from 
a distributor, it's a lot less trouble then doing 
orders individually for 100's of titles. Going 
through a distributor is so much easier. 
MRR: What distributors does the store use? 
Sean: We work with all of the large ones that 
distributes zine, Fine Print, IPD, Desert Moon, 
and other like Left Bank and Wow Cool. We 
also work with a lot of smaller ones too. Size 
isn't important. It's just for us, using distrib- 
utors is so much easier. 
MRR: Is there anything you could recom- 
mend to someone trying to get their zine on 
your shelves? 
Sean: Pay attention to design. The most over- 



rated saying in the world is "You can't judge 
a book by it's cover." It's sort of true, but no 
where near enough to justify a million shitty 
looking zines. Pay attention to the cover be- 
cause you're not doing it for us, you're doing 
it for the people that walk into the store and 
don't know you're zine. If people know you're 
zine, they're not gonna care what the fuck it 
looks like. But if you want to sell it to people 
you don't know, you should make it inviting, 
appealing and clear. At least the title make 
the title clear. And don't put the title down at 
the bottom of the page because you won't be 
able to see it on the shelves. Print the title in 
clear writing. If you've got the choice be- 
tween making it look decent and making it 
look shitty, go for decent. 
MRR: If someone does a free zine, can they 
ship you copies to give away? 
Sean: Absolutely. They can ship them to my 
address, PO Box 40373, Portland, OR 97240- 
0373. Put it to the attention of Reading Fren- 
zy. If it's free, we'll take it no matter what. 
*** 

The next issue of Crap Hoitnd should be 
out in the Fall. Sean's looking for photos, clip 
art and graphics of dead people, slumped 
over, open casket, whatever. They can be 
asleep, unconscious, as long as they look 
dead," he said 

You can contact Sean at PO Box 40373, 
Portland, OR 97240-0373. Copies of Crap 
Hound are $5 ppd and KOOL Man is $4 ppd. 
And when visiting Portland, stop by Reading 
Frenzy at 921 SW Oak in downtown Port- 
land. 

Also, I'm still looking for newspaper 
and magazine clippings regarding Satanism, 
heavy metal and anytningbizarre regarding 
devil worship. Please include the title of the 
publication it appeared in and the date. I still 
nave some zines and other stuff left over. 
Send me a large, self-addressed envelope and 
ten 32c stamps (DO NOT SEND CASH) and 
I'll mail you two pounds worth of reading 
material. If I run out of stuff, I'll send your 
stamps back. 

I can be reached by email at 
harmonl@mail.sdsu.edu or PO Box 15237, 
San Diego, CA 92175. 



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Donnas Being roughly analogous to the Rip with the flat top in the old Schlitz bar signs is jumpoffthetopofthebieclockinthethemall 
Offs [gimmick], the Spaceshits somewhat hoisting. Beer is bottled in mass quantities by — plunging no doubt like a human shuttle- 
equivalent to Teengenerate [tempo_and guys named "Squiggy" for purposes of slak- 



basslines], and the Chones being the Devil 
Dogs [something about the elusive theoreti- 
cal Greaser Molecule i guess]), which leads 
me into a realm of further speculation as to 
whether the new Holy Trinity is, indeed, a 
bona fide Holy Trinity or just some sort of 
reflection-slash-echo-slash-sequel to the last 
one. Anyway, about this goddamn beer thing, 



ing the thirsts and dulling the senses of peo- 
ple who can occasionally convert a 7-10 split 
and disapprove of the two-point conversion 
being dragged into the NFL. That other sludge 
is so far afield from even the most tenuous 
connection to punkness that any further dis- 
course on the matter would result in me fin- 
ing myself for wasting your time with the 



don't expect my arguments to start out in any overly obvious). Again, do not panic: I am 
sort of particularly persuasive manner, it s NOT saying that delicious, nutritious yellow 
hot outside, and the Braimts Wisconsinius fogs ' 



over right quickly on those rare occasions 
when the mercury cranks past the eighty 
degree mark — which is mighty unbecoming 
indeed to a state that has such a reputation as 
a sovereign nation of brain surgeons, but, 
then again, it beats shoveling. To combat this 
thermally-induced mental sluggishness, i 
have — consumer satisfaction ever dictating 
the nature of my actions — popped not one, 
not two, but/our tablets of THE BRAIN FOR- 
MULA™ (with GINGKO BILOBA)!!! Soon 
ALL shall tremble, crumble and bumble beneath 
the onrushing steamroller of Brain-Formula™- 
with-Gingko-Biloba-induced brilliance emanat- 
ing forthwith!!! Until said point in time when 
the Brain Formula™ with Gingko Biloba kicks 
in, however, please bear with me (i mean, 
holy fuck, i'm typing this column in shorts! I 
can lose my license for this! [don't panic, 
though — i'm sure the Gingko Biloba will hit 
any second. I mean, The Brain Formula™ is 
undoubtably the real deal — i got it at frickin' 
Family Dollar, for piss sake! It's GOTTA be 
good |i mean, Imve you ever BEEN to a Family 
Dollar store??? If their clientele is not the ideal 
fucking target market for The Brain Formu- 
la™, i dunno who would be!| {of course, this 
entire line of speculation can't help but raise 
the rather dodgy question of exactly WHAT 
THE FUCK is Gingko Biloba??? All i know is 
that it's supposed to increase circulation to 
the brain, and it sort of sounds like an incor- 
rect answer you'd find on a multiple choice 
question on one o' them quarter-inhaling bar- 
room trivia machines — e.g., "Which wrestler 
played Oddjob in the fames Bond movie 'Goldfin- 
ger?' A. Torn Tanaka B. Gingko Biloba C. Ma- 
dusa Micieli D. Tim Yohannan" ((of course, 
now that the two-bucks-a-bottle Brain For- 
mula™ has begun to work its wonders on me, 
i remember that Gingko Biloba was the guy 
who used to sing for the Dead Kennedys, 



saying 
beer is un-punk — merely that is neither 
"punk" nor "un-punk;" it is of the neuter 
gender (whoops, like i said to your sister, 

Pardon my French). It is more punk than, say, 
resca™. More punk than a wine cooler 
(whoo! Give a guy a little Gingko Biloba and 
next thing ya know he's thinking up titles for 
NOFX albums!). Shit, beer is probably more 
punk than chocolate milk, if you really think 
about it — but, in the final analysis, so what? 
The Rolling Stones were punker than the 
Beatles, but their aggregate punkitude is still 
virtually negligible (probably like .1% max; 
miniscule when compared to the punkitude 
of even quasi-peers such as the Who [say, 4% 
punkitude], to say nothing of the punkitude 
of actual punkthings like the Boys "I Don't 
Care" b/w "Soda Pressing" 45, which is, you 
know, pretty punk, dude). Beer, too, has a cer- 
tain amount of inherent punkitude — but, 
simply put, not enough to qualify. Skinny ties, 
ripped up Levis and leather jackets all have 
an un-punk component — yet, by any sensi- 
ble method of Punk Molecule Accounting, 
they land on the punk side of the fence (the 
barbed wire side, as opposed to the white 
picket side). Beer does not. How the fuck can 
beer be punk??? It was the drug of choice for 
my parents, my parentses parents, my par- 
entses parentses parents, my parentses par- 
entses parentses parents, my (iterate opera- 
tion until family tree has been traced back to 
the protozoan life forms), etc. Beer is about as 
fuckin' punk as ridin' in the car with Grand- 
ma and listening to her bitch about your 



cock due to the excessive fluid build-up in my 
head — and splattering my big, blood-en- 
gorged skull all over the terrazzo floor, just so 
the skater kids can marvel at how wide a 
chalk radius the GBPD dead-body-outliner 
guy has to draw from the point of impact 
when the cops get there) Simply put, beer is, 
like, for schlebs. I dunno what a "schleb" is, 
but i'm privy to a lot of highly technical terms 
i was not consciously aware of due to the 
machinations of the Brain Formula™, so 
you're gonna have to take my word for this. 
Think about it: Beer makes you slow, happy, 
and fat. By golly, not under my roof! I like 
SKINNY! FAST! DISTURBED! Beer makes 
you sit in the bar all night socializing with the 
headliners instead of standing in the hall 
watching the sucky opening bands with all 
the other loser dildos! Where's the fucking an- 
guish in THAT, huh??? Sure, beer occasionally 
fuels some truly inspired moments of drunk- 
en punk rock lunacy and /or mayhem, but, on 
the flip side (ack! I said "Flipside"in MRR!), 
who wants to watch some half-plotzed yo-yo, 
onstage or off, essentially demanding every- 
one's attention and, upon receipt, proving 
completely unable to hold it? Wow, man! I'm 
so naturally entertaining that i can just stand here 
like a drooling dxueeb, playing like shit, and people 
will pay to see it! I fuckin rule, man! By gadfrey, 
that guy from Retard Bus had the right idea! 
If you're that fucked up, why bother playing? Put 
your guitar on backwards and yell shit until 
security kicks you off the stage! None of this 
goddamn half-ass "i-am-so-great-even-a- 
shoddy-performance-is-exciting" crap, GO 
FOR BROKE, BOYOU! SYDNEY OR THE 
BUSH!!! Besides, after much testing, i found 
that beer goes best with non-punk rock'n'roll 
bands — the kind that play three sets a night 
and 75% covers. Gimme a gut full o' suds and 
i'll take "Brown Eyed Girl" over "Nervous 
Breakdown" any day of the week! BEER IS 
ROCK'N'ROLL, NOT PUNK. This shocking 
disclosure (whoops! wrong hat!) can only 
serve to bolster my parallel claim that, ipso 



haircut (of course, i might be dating myself fatso, drugs ARE punk. I mean, they've GOT 



here [often my only dating option, but never 
mind the toilet humor] — the younger gener- 
ation might actually have had stoners for 
parents, thusly rendering brewski consump- 
tion an act of significant cultural rebellion 
and punkitude. Actually, maybe the genera- 
tional timeline has advanced past the Stoner 



never mind)))]). Oh yeah, anyway, this beer Parents Era to the point where Today's Now 



thing: Look man, i did exhaustive field re 
search on this subject throughout the eighties 
and into the early 90's, and the nuts'n'bolts of 
the situation is that beer cannot POSSIBLY be 
punk, simply because DRUGS are punk, and, 
goddammit, Lady Ethanol is a jealous mis- 
tress (in point of fact, in the philosophical soul 
of any true beer drinker, the question of "is 
punk BEER?" is of far more pertinence than 
the easily-dismissed "is beer punk?" query) 
(oh, and while i'm up, let's get one thing 
straight: BEER IS YELLOW, with white on 
the top [insert racially-insensitive Norb sex- 
crack here]. Beer is not brown, black or red, 
nor is it made out of substances which can 
double as sundae toppings, nor does it emit 
beige froth when dispensed. Beer is stuff that 
looks like the contents of the glass that guy 



Youth have parents who were big coke ad- 
dicts. Hmm...yes, this would go a long way 
towards explaining WHY THEY ALL SO 
DANG OG-LAY AND DEFORMED LOOK- 
ING, wouldn't it?). Furthermore, as if my 
parents drinking beer wasn't proof enough, 
jocks drink beer. Deadheads drink beer. Guys 
in open-toed sandals and pastel wife-beater 
tops drink beer. People ivho shop at Family 
Dollar wash doion their daily dosage of The Brain 
Formula'™ with beer!!! (you know, this stuff is 
really working. My brain feels bloodier al- 
ready. If i ever get the urge to kick my own 
bucket, i'm gonna eat like 90 tablets of The 
Brain Formula, til the increased circulation to 
my gray matter causes my cranium to swell 
saggily under the mighty sea of Gingko-Bilo- 
ba-induced bonus plasma — then i'm gonna 



TA be. If drugs weren 't punk either, IT WOULD 
MEAN THAT STRAIGHT EDGE IS PUNK!!! 
Needless to say, we can't have that! (of course, 
at this point in time, punk purists [i.e., people 
who bought their first Ramones record last 
year] [side note: first ever mention of alcohol 
in Ramones lyrics is in "Questioningly." I rest 
my case] will bring up the third party candi- 
date platform that posits glue as the only 
truly acceptable punk rock recreational chem- 
ical of choice. I dunno, man, did you ever 
actually sniff glue? I never did [the closest i 
ever really came to glue sniffing was when 
me'n'my bandmate Gary read the review of 
the Rock & Roll High School soundtrack in 
Creem , which made reference to something 
called a "Bactine Bag" — some sorta adoles- 
cent cheap-high contraption whereby the 
vapors from Bactine™ in aerosol form are 
huffed out of a plastic bag for kicks. We 
thought that sounded like a damn good idea, 
so we promptly procured a Baggie™ Alliga- 
tor Sandwich Bag from my parents' kitchen, 
squirted some Bactine from the family's NON- 
AEROSOL squeeze bottle into it, and pro- 
ceeded to huff like madmen, in pursuit of the 



elusive Bactine Buzz. Alas, we did indeed 
neglect to read the fine print that specified the 
vapors be collected from an AEROSOL con- 
tainer — ergo, after significant fume inhala- 
tion produced no effect, we decided we had 
been played for fools, and, as far as we were 
concerned, Creem was eternally discredited 
as a reference guide for fast'n'easy brain cell 
annihilation. Don't try this at home, kids! Use 
Glade™ instead!!!]. Somehow, whenever i 
caught an errant whiff of Testors™ whilst 
model building, my initial reaction was al- 
ways to go get some air — not to sniff a whole 
bunch more and go out and steal a leather 
jacket or something. Glue just seems a bit too 
brazenly toxic for my highly refined palate, 
but, then again, i'm kinda new wave any- 
way). No, my countrymen, as bra-carrying, 
card-burning punk rockers, your glorious 
heritage is drugs. Drugs, i say! Drugs, drugs, 
and MORE drugs!!! What drugs, you ask? Ha! 
That's the trickypart! Only one so completely 
hepped up on Gingko Biloba such as i can 
possibly know the correct answer to this, 
which is: None of them! NONE OF THE 
DRUGS (that i know of, which doesn't mean 
much) YOU CAN BUY ARE PUNK. It's just 
sorta, you know, the whole abstract concept of 
drugs that's punk. The whole "We ivill brazen- 
ly and illegally modify our brain chemistry as we 
see fit in order to more efficiently DESTROY 
YOUR SYSTEM OF INSTITUTIONALIZED 
OPPRESSION AND MANDATORY LIFE- 
LONG BOREDOM and YOUCAN'TSTOP US 
so NYAAH" thing, that's punk. The drugs 
themselves generally tend to fall a little short 
of the mark (i'm real fond of caffeine, of 
course [i mean, sure, it makes my heart beat 
funny and my dick leak, but, then again, so 
does a Snap-On Tools™ calendar, and i'm 
kinda fond of those, too], but any drug that 
routinely becomes the subject of square com- 
ic strips like Garfield, Cathy and Dilbert ulti- 
mately seems to be a little lacking in the 
smash-the-state firepower dept.). Like, take 
cocaine, f'r instance. Looking back on the 
eighties, and the veneration this substance 
received from many of my peers, all that 
comes to mind is what the fuck were those 
dimbulbs THINKING??? Cocaine is like the 
most overrated, un-punk drug ever. You got- 
ta snort about fifty bucks worth and then go 
to wrestling for it to have any particularly 
amusing effects, and even then you gotta eat 
four nacno dogs to keep yourself entertained. 
Of course, the fact that i would always sneeze 
and blow everybody else's lines all over the 
rug after i did mine was pretty amusing. Hey, 
i'm a natural crowd pleaser! Then, of course, 
you got LSD, or rat poison, or whatever the 
fuck is in that stuff these days — a small dose 
will only make you see trails behind moving 
objects, kind of like how the glaring sun on 
the Minnesota Vikings' helmets used to look 
like on TV in December when they used to 
play outdoors in Bloomington (i.e., when they 
didn't suck), a larger dose will turn the world 
into one big Ten Years After album cover. 
You'd think they could update the shit so it 
turned the world into one big Buzzcocks pic- 
ture sleeve, but, you know, i guess the hippies 
were too busy inventing Oliver Stone to do 
anything worthwhile over the last few de- 
cades. Once, i was driving home from Mil- 
waukee whilst tripping (NOT RECOM- 



MENDED! NOT RECOMMENDED!), and, 
as i pulled onto 1-43 from the downtown on- 
ramp, i slammed on the brakes as i suddenly 
noticed that the yellow stripes on the road all 
came to a point up ahead! I mean, what are you 
supposed to do when the lane you're driving 
in comes to a point??? Stay there forever? 
Whew! Good thing i had my Gingko Biloba to 
refresh my grasp on Euclidean geometry, or 
i'd be there still! Speed, of course, is much 
more punk than acid (which verges on the 
anti-punk — except i had a friend who told 
me when she poured Kiwi-Lime Diet Rite™ 
into a glass whilst tripping, it came out half 
green and half pink. There is yet hope!), al- 
though, since this seems to be the drug most 
people think i'm on, i feel obligated to men- 
tion that i haven't done speed since 1984 (fur- 
ther, for the record, I HAVE NEVER PER- 
FORMED UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF 
ANY CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE WHAT- 
SOEVER [except beer], AT ANY TIME IN MY 
LIFE. Caffeine is your friend!). I think the 
concept of speed is an good one (as opposed to 
Valium, etc., which seems to exist only for old 
gay guys to give to young not-gay guys), but 
the last time i took speed i kinda decided i 
wanted to wrestle two guys (both bigger than 
i am) at once (this was right after Mr. Saito of 
the Far East-West Connection got in trouble 
for heaving that paving boulder thru the win- 
dow at the McDonald's in Waukesha, so Jesse 
"The Body" Ventura didn't have-a partner to 
wrestle Crusher & Baron Von Raschke with 
[they woulda beat his ass anyway], and he 
kept saying how he didn't need no partner, 
etc. [Jesse eventually settled on Jake "The 
Milkman" Millikin, whose claim to AWA 
fame was that he had never won a match]), 
and i kept yelling "FUCK THE AWA!!! I 
DON'T NEED NO STINKING PARTNER!!!" 
and trying to double-flying clothesline these 
two guys (in a bar, no less) like Hercules 
Hernandez, and, after a while, i think the 
flying double-clothesline attempts kind of 
lost their naive charm, and they started throw- 
ing me around, and they tossed me into a 
bunch of broken beerglasses and shit, and 
dragged me into the ladies room, and gave 
me a swirly, etc., etc., and i kept screaming 
how Jake "The Milkman" Millikan could get 
bent, how i was gonna send them both to the 
moon once i perfected my flying double 
clothesline, and they kept tossing me into 
broken glass, etc., and, luckily, i eventually 
passed out and somebody took me home — 
buuut, at 4 AM, when the alcohol wore off, i 
woke back up, and soon realized i was being 
treated to the sounds of my parents secretly 
conspiring to get divorcee! coming up from 
the basement. Now, i don't know if you've 
ever laid awake for hours with your fingers in 
your ears, after being beaten to a pulp all 
night, with chunks of glass in your ass and 
arms and a headful of feminine bacteria do- 
ing god-knows-what-kinda irreparable dam- 
age to your scalp, but it's NOT REAL FUN, 
and i vowed no more speed until i perfected 
the flying double clothesline (which hasn't 
happened yet, but i'm real close). On the 
bright side, my awakeness allowed me plenty 
of time to pick the glass out of my body prior 
to my having to act surprised that morning. 
Heroin i never did, 'cause it makes you short. 
I mean, look at Johnny Thunders. Pot is kinda 



underrated in the punkness drug standings. I 
mean, don't get me wrong, IT'S STILL POT — 
but i think it s not so much the pot itself that 
sucks, it's the pot smokers who need to be 
briskly napalmed. This may shock you, but i, 
Rev. N0rb, staunch enemy of Mother Nature 
and all vegetation, have actually SMOKED 
POT (it's alright, though, i didn t exhale) — 
and it's really not that bad, provided one is 
not called upon to formulate a coherent utter- 
ance or anything. I dunno 'bout you, but one 
measly gasp of weed and i'm quite unable to 
complete a sentence. Two gasps and i'm quite 
unable to even start one. Yet, you get these 
fucking stoner bozos who couldn't complete a 
fucking sentence if they were completely sober, 
and they decide that immediately after they've 
completely short-circuited all the parts of 
their brains that control speech centers, short 
term memory, and motor skills, it's, like, the 
best time possible to start babbling about 
whatever goddamn loopy ideas they have 
rattling around in their craniums. Jeezus fuck- 
ing PISS, if you've been smoking dope, SHUT 
THE FUCK UP'!!! Make like a goddamn street 
mime (walking unruly dog optional) ! ! ! Aren't 
vou supposed to be fucking grooving on some- 
thing, dude??? Well SHUTTHE FUCK UP and 
GROOVE, AbnerU! Marijuana obviously can- 
not be punk due to the "j" sounding like an 
"h," but, in its defense, it does tend to make 
one exceedingly paranoid, which is a fairly 
punk rock state of being. Once, after smoking 
a joint somebody left behind at my old apart- 
ment, i tried to hide behind my refrigerator in 
a pot-induced panic as i thought i heard my 
mother calling me from downstairs. I woulda 
fit, too, if only my goddamn head wasn't so 
big. Curse that Gingko Biloba! 

F.S. After reading this column over, i am 
beginning to suspect The Brain Formula™ 
was invented by the makers of the Bactine 
Bag™. 






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What are you wearing right now? T- 
shirt and jeans? Leather jacket with studs and 
spikes? (Note: It's the middle of the summer. 
It's hot. Take it off.) Pajamas? Chances are 
that you're wearing something. If you're hon- 
estly reading this mag naked, give yourself a 
star sticker. Anyhow, we all wear clothes 
pretty much every day and so does most of 
the rest of the world. You can love fashion or 
hate it but it holds true that what we wear 
says a lot about who we are. In fact, what you 
wear can say a lot more about you than you 
might ever imagine. On today s agenda; the 
clothing industry. 

Swooshes! Swooshes! Swooshes! That's 
right, first up to bat is Nike. They've actually 
been in the news quite a bit lately. (As op- 
posed to being everywhere else all the time.) 
Some of it has been negative but definitely 



not all ofit. This past December, Advertising 
Age named Nike 'Marketer of the Year' be- 
cause of their cutting-edge attitude and the 
fact that they don't even need to put their 
name on their products or ads anymore. Nike 
puts a damn lot of their budget into advertis- 
ing. They have big celebrity endorsements 
with sports figures like Tiger Woods and 
Michael Jordan. They, like Coca-Cola, spend 
a small bundle just to say that they're the 
official sponsor of pretty much everything. 
They also have big contracts with the NFL, 
MLB, NHL, NBA, and every other 3-lettered 
acronym sports association. Teams from ev- 
ery imaginable sport now get lots of money (5 
million bucks to Ohio State football) just for 
putting that dumb-ass swoosh on their jer- 
seys! Then, obviously, they have a slew of 
television and print ads. However, Nike 
doesn't stop there. They've made themselves 
to appear so hip that we're to the point where 
people pay hand-over-fist to buy products 
with just the Nike logo on it. Beautiful con- 
cept really. "I'll give you $30 and advertise 
your product for you." 

How is it that Nike can afford to do all 
this advertising? (I mean aside from the fact 
that they sell their shoes for, quite literally, 
hundreds of dollars these days) They do it by 
exploiting the absolute cheapest labor pool in 
the entire world. After recent worker strikes, 
(and riots) Nike has finally raised the wage of 
their average worker to a whopping $2.50 a 
day! And we're not talking about 8 hour days, 
we're talking 14. And we re not talking adult 
workers, we re talking 14. 14. 14. 14. 14. (Sor- 
ry, this really pisses me off!) So, doing the 
math, if a Nike employee worked every sin- 
gle day of every year for 10 years straight, 
they would make about $9,000. 1 made $4,000 
more than that last year alone, and I surely 
don't consider myself overly wealthy. Nor 
did I have to work anywhere near as hard as 
they do. Plus, if they only make 9 grand for 10 
years of steady work, what's up with Tiger 
Woods getting millions of dollars for wearing 
a fucking swoosh on his hat. Arrrgh!! These 
days, when I see that swoosh, it looks more 
like a check-mark to an invisible box that 
reads "I am ignorant." 

I'm going to go ahead and assume that 
the average punk rocker doesn't shop at stores 
like The Gap and Banana Republic. I'm gonna 
bitch about them anyway. The Gap, which 
owns Banana Republic and Old Navy, has 
gotten to where it is as a company by using 
they same business tactics as Nike, exploiting 
Third World workers. A former employee of 
Mandarin, Gap's Salvadorian supplier, ex- 
plained the working conditions at her plant 
so vividly that it's horrifying. While they 
were sewing shirts for 14 hours straight, they 
were allowed only 2 bathroom breaks. For 
every shirt they sewed, they received 18 cents. 
Keep in mind that these shirts sell for over 
$20. These factories, or maquiladoras as 
they're called, have a brutal history of phys- 
ically assaulting and threatening anyone who 
tried to organize the workers to negotiate for 
better working conditions and more money. 
In June of '95, Mandarin fired over 350 work- 
ers, most of which were either pregnant wom- 
en or union joiners. Seems like The Gap has an 
appropriate name, describing the growing 
gap between those in the world who actually 



afford their clothes and those who can't. 

Clothing is a huge industry. I obviously 
couldn't speak of every company and wheth- 
er or not they're OK as far as business practic- 
es are concerned. The way-I look at it though, 
is that there is a large number of companies 
exploiting people (be it Indonesian workers 
or women through ads saying that you have 
to be a beauty;queen or you ain't shit) and 
making the world a worse place to live in 
general. It is possible to deny these compa- 
nies your dollars and send a message that you 
won't support their brand of brutal employ- 
ment, environmental molestation, and big 
money fashion. First off, thrift stores! The 
ultimate form of recycling. If you're not al- 
ready shopping at them, you really should 
check 'em out. (I can't believe I'm saying this, 
it's just gonna mean less selection for me) 
You're pretty much guaranteed to save your- 
self money and find clothes that are way 
cooler than anything you could ever find in 
some stupid mall. I don't know how big they 
are where you live, but we in Wisconsin have 
plenty of auctions and thrift sales. These are 
other great places to get clothes and other 
treasures. Logic dictates, however, that in 
order for there to be used clothes, someone 
has to buy them new. If you're shopping for 
new clothes, there are plenty of companies 
that make clothing that is worker/environ- 
ment/animal friendly. One that comes to 
mind is Tomorrow's World out of Virginia 
Beach. It's pretty hippie-oriented but they 
still have some cool stuff. Get a catalog by 
calling 1-800-229-7571. There are plenty of 
other places makingsimilar products so search 
around. Of course, you always have the op- 
tion of spending your life naked. It's some- 
thing to think about. 
MORE 

l.Teenage Research Unlimited conducted a 
poll of (you guessed it!) teenagers, asking 
them to name what they thought were the 
three coolest brands. Here's what they said: 
Nike (43%),Levi's (17%),Guess? (13%),The 
Gap (ll%),Coke (9%),Pepsi (9%),Sega (9%). 
Little bastards haven't been reading this col- 
umn! Seriously, if you know a teen that thinks 
like this, try to show them the truth. 
2. Actually, that's it for now. Never mind 
Same as last month, if you want to write: P.O 
Box 504, Chippewa Falls, WI, 54729. See ya. 




DE: Hello my name is Dave Emory, and it's 
my pleasure to present Dick Russell, the au- 
thor of "The Man Who Knew Too Much,"put 
out in hard cover and soft cover by Caroline 
Graft, copyright 1992. Dick, welcome to our 
program again. Richard is the first name of 
the central figure in your remarkable book 
and by the way I think you have written what 



is arguably the best and most important of the 
Kennedy assassination books going all the 
way back to that tragic event. And I think you 
deserve belated congratulations in that re- 
gard. 

DR: Well, thank you much, I appreciate that... . 
DE: Your book is entitled 'The Man Who 
Knew Too Much" and it centers around the 
Byzantine intelligence career of Richard Case 
Nagell. Could you tell us a little bit about his 
background and who he was? 
DR: Well, Richard Case Nagell was a very 
mysterious figure, I knew him, I can't say 
well, but I interviewed him on a number of 
occasions in the 1970's, primarily and a little 
bit in the 1980's, and he had been in the 
military, enlisted in the army when he was 
eighteen years old and then went onto to 
military intelligence that's all very well docu- 
mented he served with military intelligence 
unit in the Far East during the 1950's, and 
then also worked under contract to the CIA, 
maintained a military connection most of his 
life. 

DE: One of the points of entry I guess you 
could say of Richard Case Nagell's role in the 
Kennedy's assassination investigation was 
his actually having been assigned by ele- 
ments of intelligence exactly whose, remains 
something of an enigma, but he was assigned 
by intelligence to infiltrate apparent plots to 
assassinate President Kennedy. Could you 
develop that for us? 

DR: Well, what he told me was that there was 
actually three earlier plots, prior to the one 
that obviously succeeded on November 22, 
1963. The firsoriginated out of Mexico city, 
back during the Cuban missile crises period a 
little more than year before the assassination, 
so we're taking around mid-October of 1962. 
And he has indicted that most likely the CIA, 
althoughelementsof military intelligence may 
have been involved, whom he was working 
for under contract at that time... 
DE: Meaning CIA? 
DR: Yes. 
DE: Right. 

DR: ...had asked him when he was in Mexico 
city, for a period, they asked him actually to 
do an infiltration of the Soviet Union there, 
Soviet Intelligence operations that were go- 
ing on in Mexico city and it's a long story, on 
how and why he would be a candidate to do 
that, but apparently that's what he did, and 
he initially learned about a plot to assassinate 
President Kennedy that involved a group of 
Cuban exiles who were very upset about the 
outcome of the Cuban missile crises, an ap- 
parent deal in their view that was made be- 
tween Kennedy and Khruschev, who was 
then as you know, the Premier of Russia, that 
the United States would not invade Cuba in 
the future, and at that point in time a group of 
very right-wing Cubans who had ties in the 
past to the CIA, began to plot the President's 
demise... 

DE: One of the organizations that whinds 
through these early plots was Alpha 66; could 
you tell us a little bit more about that? 
DR: Yes, that's right he said that Alpha 66 
which was one of the leading Cuban exile 
organizations, that the people who originally 
conducted these plans were connected to Al- 
pha 66, out of Mexico city, and that they used 
the code names Angel and Leopoldo, he nev- 



er told me the two real names of the individ 
uals he was directly involved with, and I'm 
sure there was more than just those two folks. 
He said that these people started making 
these plans, and at the first plot, was original- 
ly scheduled to take place in December of 
1962, when President Kennedy addressed the 
prisoners who had been released from Cuba 
by Fidel Castro, after the whole Bay of Pigs 
exchange. And Kennedy went to Miami to 
give a speech there and the plan which never 
went beyond the talking stage according to 
Nagell was to place a bomb somewhere 
around the speaker's podium. That plot as I 
say never went anywhere, and then there was 
a second one that he told me that was sched- 
uled for June of 1963, when Kennedy came to 
Los Angeles to attend the premier of movie 
about his life, "PT109", at the Beverly Hilton 
hotel. And that plan got beyond the talking 
stage but did not materialize. And the third 
plot which was originally scheduled for Sep- 
tember of 1963, came to involve Lee Harvey 
Oswald. 

DE: By the way, I should add parenthetically 
that due to the limitations of time we are not 
in a position to discuss not only these plots 
but a great many other aspects of your book, 
in the detail that they deserve. I think in many 
ways attempting to discuss "The Man Who 
Knew Too Much" in an hour interview is like 
trying to drink from fire hose, I would like to 
encourage members of the audience to try to 

fet ahold of the book, it is no longer in print 
ut it is still available through remainder or in 
libraries. It is a massively detailed and very 
deep book, it is not a quick read, some 800 
pages or something like that. One of the things 
you discuss in concerning Richard Case Nagell 
is a rather Byzantine, intelligence, counter 
intelligence gambit, in which on the one hand 
Richard Case Nagell believes he was actually 
manipulated through some of his CI A assign- 
ments to infiltrate these plots by an element of 
Soviet Intelligence that had infiltrated U.S. 
Intelligence, could you tell us a little bit about 
that? 

DR: Well it's complicated and I certainly don't 
have a definitive story, he would never tell 
me, but the indication I got was that he was a 
double agent who may even have been a 
triple agent, I believe Richard Nagell was 
actually loyal to the Soviets in some fashion, 
that it was the Soviets who he first reported to 
about these plots that he was penetrating, 
and in fact the original information in Mexico 
City came from Soviet Intelligence. All of 
which is not to say that the Soviets were 
behind the Kennedy assassination, they were 
not, they were watching what was going on, 
they were using Nagell to find out and report 
back to them and at the same time was report- 
ing back to the CIA. He indicated though that 
his contact in the CIA, whoever that was, he 
would only refer to him by the name Bob, but 
a man who operated out of Mexico City and 
was very high up in the agency there, that he 
later found out somehow that Bob was in fact 
himself a Soviet Agent, so how much of what 
he was revealing to the CIA was getting con- 
voluted somewhere in there is very much an 
open question. 

DE: One of the points we should also make in 
passing that the entire world as you make 
quite clear in the "The Man Who Knew Too 



Much,", the world of intelligence, counter 
intelligence double, triple and quadruple 
agents is very Byzantine and frequently the 
major intelligence agencies themselves don't 
know just whose doubling and tripling and 
quadrupling, so it is a very, very, the world of 
spy verses spy I guess one could say is a very 
Byzantine worldindeed, what one author on 
the counter intelligence, specifically James 
Jesus Angleton's career in that compacity 
termed "the wilderness of mirrors". 
DR: Exactly. 

DE: One of the things that you point out 
though, even as late as 1996-7, there have 
been reports that it was the KGB, and or Fidel 
Castro that was behind the assassination of 
President Kennedy, and you make quite clear 
in your book not only was that not the case, 
but that the Soviets actually we're trying to 
prevent that assassination. 
DR: That's correct, and what Nagell told me, 
and believe me I should say here that his story 
is documented in my book as fully as I could, 
I interviewed all kinds of people about him I 
have seen a lot of government files about him, 
this is not just another one these guys who 
comes out of the woodwork claiming to have 
inside knowledge of the assassination. I real- 
ly truly believe this guy knew more about 
what happened in Dallas on November 22nd 
1963, then anyone certainly I ever interviewed 
and then more than anyone who-was alive as 
of a couple of years ago. He told me the 
Soviets he was reporting to indeed wanted to 
prevent the assassination of President 
Kennedy, They were concerned for a couple 
of reasons; one that since Lee Harvey Oswald 
who had come to be the key ingredient, or 
patsie in the plot, had been in the Soviet 
Union of course for two and a half years, also 
that Oswald had obvious connections at least 
seeming connections to Cuba and a great 
respect for Fidel Castro. The Soviets were 
worried that the blame for the assassination 
would be pinned on the Cubans and also 
themselves and in fact that was the plan by 
the right-wing Cubans and whoever else was 
working with them that were trying to and 
eventually succeeded in having the President 
assassinated... to pin the blame Fidel Castro, 
spark an invasion of Cuba and get their island 
back at the same time as getting rid of 
Kennedy... 

DE: We re going to talk about the American 
extreme right including elements that have as 
their genesis, the milieu of the Fascist powers 
of W/VV.II a little later on in the interview. 
With regard to Lee Harvey Oswald, his career 
also reflects the Byzantine world of intelli- 
gence and counter intelligence, and one of the 
things you discuss not only in your book, but 
subsequent articles about Nagell, Oswald etc. . . 
is the very distinct possibility that Oswald 
may have been a U.S. intelligence dangle 
whose role was to smoke out Soviet infiltra- 
tors within U.S. intelligence, infiltrating ei- 
ther the U2 spy plane project and/or U.S. 
attempts to learn more about the Soviet elec- 
tronics establishment. 

DR: Yeah, I think that's true, I think it has 
become very clear over the years that U.S. 
Intelligence especially people like James An- 
gleton who ran counter intelligence for many, 
many years, were firm believers that there 
were moles as they put it who had penetrated 



American intelligence and that when Oswald 
was sent to the Soviet Union and perhaps 
even later his left-wing activities were uti- 
lized or seen as a way by American intelli- 
gence agencies to find out who was going to 
get in contact with him, who might actually 
be working for the other side, This is not to 
say that Oswald himself was necessarily al- 
ways a witting American intelligence agent. 
Nagell said, and I believe him, that Oswald 
was in fact a Trotskyite-leftist, easily manip- 
ulate, someone who could be maneuvered 
around by all kinds of different people, he 
may well, I think he did, go to the Soviet 
Union on a intelligence assignment from the 
United States, either CIA or perhaps Naval 
Intelligence, but that he may have been play- 
ing his own kind of weird double game. He 
himself was a very complex and mysterious 
figure. 

DE: One thing that I want to explore more 
fully in a future interview because it is a topic 
that absorbed a lot of time in of itself, but with 
regard to Oswald and again this bizarre mi- 
lieu of intelligence, and counter intelligenc... 
one of the aspects you explore in "The Man 
Who Knew Too Much," is the whole issue of 
mind control that specifically the possibility 
that Oswald may have been subjected to it.. 
DR: Yes, that's right, I've done considerable 
research on that, and wrote about it to some 
degree in my book, and I think it's a very real 
possibility, that Oswald could of undergone 
some form of behavioral conditioning through 
either military or the CIA's MK-Ultra pro- 
gram as they called it. There are a lot of 
indications of this from the time he was young 
and when he was a Naval Air Base stationed 
in Japan for example that was one of only 
three overseas bases where the CI A did in fact 
conduct LSD testing on soldiers. It's a pattern 
that continues, and continues to crop up in 
Oswald's life all the way up to the summer of 
'63, when he suddenly shows up at the office 
of an assistant district attorney in New Or- 
leans asking about how you get this particu- 
lar drug, that it turns out that a British author 
Aldous Huxley had written about in "Brave 
New World", so it's a definite pattern and let 
me just say at this point I think its a very real 
possibility. 

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Back from the crack and ready to smoke 
again. Today's subject will be my favorite 
full-length re-issue type things. Some were 



released as LPs, some as CDs, some as botl 
and most came out within the past couple 
years. I've got nothing against CDs, but I'd 
sure rather have a plastic platter spinning 
and some big chunky artwork to look at. Let's 

fet moving. ... I guess my favorite of the whole 
unch should start things off: the PACK LP 
(Incognito). You should be on your knees 
thanking Barny for this fine re-issue. I some- 
time weep thinkingof all the years I spent not 
listening to this LP. Among the earliest of 
German punk records and definitely among 
THE greatest, this full-length is unique in a 
genre dominated by singles. It was recorded 
in a bunker by one of the goofier looking 
crews every to grace an LP jacket. A mere 
thirty seconds into the first side, and all their 
fashionablecontemporaries only wished they 
could sound so good. The re- issue is a snazzy 
full color reproduction of the original and 
even has a gatefold with clippings and so 
forth. You have to get this. According to the 
Incognito catalog, there's a CD version with a 
coupel bonus tracks, but I haven't seen a 
copy. JOHNNY DOLE & THE SCABS "Scab 
Animal 77" CD (Brain Salad Surgery). From 
the same label that brought you the ROCKS 
CD comes another Australian classic. Hard to 
believe it's from '77... truly trashy and hard. 
Nothing new wave about it, baby. The label 
wins no awards for fancy artwork or distribu- 
tion, but this is a real gem. This is a release that 
would be far superior on vinyl, but we take 
what we can get. A couple of the Johnny Dole 
tracks can be heard on the GO & DO IT 2xCD 
(Small Axe). This double CD is comprised of 
three early 80s compilation LPs and a 7in. 
from the Australian Aberrant label. The orig- 
inal Aberrant LPs (Flowers From The Dust- 
bin, Not So Humdrum, and Why March When 
you Can Riot?) contained unreleased tracks 
from the late 70s Australian punk heyday 
bands like X, Johnny Dole, Rocks along with 
many GOOD contemporary bands. The Small 
Axe label also did a straight 7in. re-issue of 
the Rocks EP and the Rejex 7in. both of which 
are great listening. Another favorite that has 
had endless play 'round these parts is the 
BAD BRAINS "Black Dots" LP/CD. This 
release contains the first full-length Bad Brains 
recording session (I believe the very first BB 
home recordings were re-issued on the awe- 
some Bad Brains/Black Market Baby split 
single that Yesterday & Today put out a num- 
ber of years ago and also on the Punk Vaults 
bootleg 7in.). Nearly all of Black Dots is really 
raging, punchy, and fast though the inevita- 
ble reggae creeps into the mix and makes for 
the inimitable Bad Brains sound. Hard to 
believe it's from '79 by a bunch of black 
dudes.... never say never. Next up we have 
the X "Aspirations" CD (Amphetamine Rep- 
tile), a CD-only re-issue of the '79 Australian 
classic not to be confused with the LA band of 
the same name (whose first two LPs were re- 
issued on a CD and that, too, is worth get- 
ting). This full-length stands as one of the best 
of its kind with great vocals and matchless 
bass lines. One of their better known songs is 
what Lali calls the perfect pop song: "I Don't 
Wanna Go Out". I don't know about the pop 
classification, but it's shrivels in comparison 
to some of the other tracks. I still find it bizarre 
that AmRep hooked up with this project. 
Another AmRep re-issue of late is the long 



overdue URINALS "Negative Capability" 
CD. This CD contains everything by one of 
the most beloved and great early US punk 
bands. The Urinals put down a patent on 
spazzy punk rock with an inexplicable art 
school factor that made them one-of-a-kind. 
You get all the singles, all the comp. tracks, 
everything on one disc. Start writing the check. 
Their third single "Sex" is a top five of all time 
for this writer... you get the ridiculous art- 
work of said single on the CD cover. Next, we 
have the RUDE KIDS "Safe Society" LP. 
Unlike the previously mentioned legit releas- 
es, this is unauthorized and what a bootleg 
should be, my friends. These late 70s Swedes 
played hard, fast punk rock. Growling and 
power chords all the way, and it still works 
for me two decades after the fact. Perfect 
repro of the original cover and insert and 
these kind bootleggers even throw in two 
bonus tracks from the hard-to-find "Stran- 

flers" 7in. The vinyl is somewhat glitchy, but 
ecent. A hearty cheers to the shadowy mas- 
terminds of this one. In the "yeah, yeah, I 
know" category, we have the CONSUMERS 
"All My Friends Are Dead" LP (In The Red) 
which has received much of the press it de- 
serves. Recorded in '79 with members from 
Vox Pop and 45 Grave, I believe... who can 
account for such transformations. Pretty 
skimpy on the historical / biographical as- 
pect, it is still a truly great re-issue (or issue of 
previously unreleased material), and this is 
the kind of unreleased nuggets that I long to 
find. Hailing from Belgium in the late 70s, the 
KIDS had a number of releases with the best 
being the highly sought-after first LP. Defi- 
nitely on the rock & roily side of punk, they 
managed to devise some of the most singable 
songs around. That first LP along with their 
second LP have been re-issued in a snazzy 
gatefold 2xLP. The LPs were originally is- 
sued on Phillips (a major) and have been re- 
issued on Alora. The double LP is very cool, 
but if you can't find it or are phonographless, 
the CD version is worth grabbing. Hot off the 
press is the DEAD BOYS "Younger, Louder, 
Snottier" LP/CD (Bomp) which contains the 
early mixdown version of the Young, Loud, 
and Snotty LP, originally released on Sire. 
This mix has apparently been in bootleg cir- 
culation for awhile, but the Bomp version is a 
winner with cool cover and all. Louder gui- 
tars and slightly less polished, it isn't drasti- 
cally different from theoriginal release. If you 
have neither, the Bomp issue should be 
snatched immediately. Also out and not too 
terribly easy to find is the SAINTS "I'm 



pose. For those unversed in the BIG BOYS, 
Touch & Go coughed up two CDs that will 
provide you with everything you need. One 
titled "Skinny Elvis" contains their first re- 
lease (Frat Cars EP) + their half of the Live At 
Raul's LP + the first LP, Where's My Towel? 
(decent, but not great). The "Fat Elvis" CD 
contains the Fun, Fun, Fun mini-LP + Lulla- 
bies Help The Brain Grow (these first two are 
great) + the Cafeteria LP (a bit funky, honey). 
Not taking their cues from Touch & Go, Alter- 
native Tentacles recent released the down- 
right weak DICKS "1980 - 1986" CD . A "best 
or' instead of a complete discography of all 
the great Dicks material out there. Though 
the CD may be worth getting if you've never 
heard the Dicks, I'm pretty disappointed with 
this half-assed retrospective. Finally, in the 
"beating-a-rotting-horse" part of our pro- 
gram, we have the GERMS "MIA" CD. Even 
if you have all the vinyl (I doubt it), this CD is 
great to have. All the studio stuff: two singles, 
Gl LP, Cruising Sessions, and even the great 
alternate version of Forming. Great for when 
you just wanna skip over "Shut Down" and 
get to something else. Once you've ingested 
the entirety of thatCD, don't forget to listen to 
the Germs "Live At The Whisky", which Bomp 
re-released a few years back. Definitely an 
inspiration to anyone who thought their 
musicianship was lacking, this one is an all- 
time live recording favorite... get your teeth 
fixed! We can't play unless you throw shit! 
Ah well, big pussy... till next time. 




I remember (even if no one else does, 
which is more than probable) stating some- 
thing in these very pages (on the occasion of 
reviewing the "Kung Fu Ramone" LP, a.k.a. 
the "Run Wolf Run y CD) along the lines of 
GUITAR WOLF standing tall and proud 
enough to be likely candidates for influenc- 
ing a whole new school of bands except that 
their particular style of iconoclasm was prob- 
ably too idiosyncratic for anyone else to man- 
age to pull off (a case could certainly be made 
. for THE MAD 3 occupying a similar position 
Stranded / Eternally Yours" 2xCD. The first vis a vis reinventing /kicking the shit out of 
LP is great early garagey punk while the the fuzz overdrive school of instrumentals, 
second LP gets a little more drawn-out (not in but at the time I wrote that, they had not yet 
a bad way). There's a single CD re-issue of dealt the shattering blow of their "Jack The 



I'm Stranded" floating around, but the dou 
ble CD is a better buy (all of these are imports 
to the US and rather pricey). From the less 
recent pile, we have the REALLY RED CD 
(Angry Neighbor) which contained the lion's 
share of this great Texas band's legacy. From 
the late 70s through the early 80s, Really Red 
cranked out some great, great punk. The en- 
tirety of the "Teaching You The Fear" LP, 
tracks from singles, and the good half of the 
"Rest In Pain" LP are included. There's a 
couple of great things missing which had to 
be sacrificed due to time constraints, I sup- 



Violence" album) 

As it turns out, there are at least a hand- 
ful of Japanese bands that seem able to play 
the same ball game, even if they haven't nec- 
essarily solved the problem or translating a 
high percentage of their onstage energy onto 
vinyl. 

THE ANTONIO THREE blast off from 
the neighborhood of THE YARDBIRDS and 
go deep into waygone-ville. They did a fucked- 
up hyperbeat version of MUDDY WATER'S 
"I Am Ready" that warmed my heart, and an 
"All Day And All Of TheNighf' that I couldn't 



recognize until they were halfway through it 
(pretty amazing, given what a KINKS geek I 
am). 

20/20, who accompanied the 
ANTONIO THREE on their U.S. tour, were 
not as animated on stage but did a fine set of 
the sort of energetic bluescuzz (TM pending) 
that plenty of bands would try to pull off but 
generally don't (especially if they're Ameri- 
can, with the obvious exception of the mighty 
OBLIVIANS). 

GASOLINE have some kind of strange 
logic to their music that I haven't been able 
to quite fathom yet (maybe it's some kind of 
convergence of JAMES BROWN and early 
BLACK SABBATH [talk about something 
hard to pull off!], or maybe I've just lost my 
mind from listening to this stuff), but I know 
that it works. Their guitarist, Gan, listens to 
a lot of strange Japanese blues but something 
along the lines of CRIME'S guitar attack 
sneaks in to his style (and attack is definitely 
the word for it). He's also an outstanding 
front man, chock-full of hilarity. 

THE SWITCH TROUT seem to have 
their roots in go-go instrumentals of the 
Gilligan Rock type (the sort of stuff that 
Gilligan listened to on his transistor radio) 
but, once again, manage to go so far over the 
top that their influences seem irrelevant save 
for academic purposes. 

As for available vinyl, 20/20 have a 
split EP with THE LORD HIGH FIXERS on 
Percepto Records (who also put out 
THE ANTONIO THREE EP reviewed this 
issue), 26 Kawarado Cho, Shizuoka, 420 Ja- 
pan. 

GASOLINE have an EP on Estrus, 
which was deservingly raved about a few 
issues ago. 

The "Tip And Run Vol. 1, Mid-West of 
Japan ~Chukyo' Garage Compilation" EP 
has one cut each by GASOLINE, 
THE ANTONIO THREE and 

THE SWITCH TROUT, as well as THE 
BANZAIERS, a very worthy surf band that 
you can expect to hear more of soon ("Tip 
and Run Vol. 1" is from Geard Records, 8-3 
Hinaga 5, Yokkaichi, Mie 510, Japan). 

And with that, I have my transition 
into the surf instro update. Besides the afore- 
mentioned BANZAIERS on the aforemen- 
tioned "Tip and Run" EP, this cubicle has 
received THE WHITE TRASH MINSTRELS 
"Dark Knights Of White Trash" 10". Despite 
my aversion to the 10" format, the ten moody 
cuts (lots of minor keys, including on the up- 
tempo songs) these flying Dutchmen put 
down struck me as good work (Motorwolf 
Records, 110 Fultonstraat, 2562 XL, the 
Hague, Holland). 

Finally, THE UNTAMED YOUTH'S 
latest LP, "Invitation To Planet Mace" (Es- 
trus) is probably their strongest (and best- 
sounding). Vocals predominate, with the 
instant classic being the original (unless 
they've put one over on the old fox) "Mail- 
box Jamboree," an ode to the sadly undersung 
teen angst reliever of whacking hell out of 
mailboxes. This made me all misty and wist- 
ful (not an easy thing, believe me). Now who 
will write the definitive song about shooting 
out the neighborhood's christmas decora- 
tions, providing me with yet another 
madeleine (only Proust reference this issue)? 




One. Women, and the kind of weighty 
analytical writing I'm known for. 

Experiencing the scene here in the Bay 
Area has helped me clarify a few observa- 
tions I've had about the role of women in the 
punk scene. First of all, I tend to go to a lot of 
different kinds of shows, and there are a 
million varieties on this theme, so I'll limit it 
just to two. When I go to hardcore shows, like 
Trial or Jihad or someone like that, the wom- 
en who are the most popular, the most re- 
spected, are the ones with hooded sweat- 
shirts, shorts, no makeup, and short bob girl 
haircuts. When I go to garage shows, the 
women who are the most popular, the most 
well respected, etc, are the ones with the long 
Bettie Page haircuts, tight pants, red lipstick, 
cute shirts. At garage shows, I feel under- 
dressed in a t-shirt and jeans. At hardcore 
shows, I feel overdressed in anything but 
that. Because I never look punk in any way, 
shape, or form (unless I'm wearing a band t- 
shirt), and because I am never wearing the 
uniform, I suspect that sometimes people 
look at me and wonder whose girlfriend I am. 
Or what I'm doing there in the first place. This 
is not a sob story and this does not mean that 
I get so uncomfortable that I don't go to shows 
or that I cower in the corner, but it's just 
something I notice about the way people 
interact. And I also notice that I think these 
things about other people in the audience 
who are not wearing the uniform. 

More importantly, what do our atti- 
tudes about dress indicate about our atti- 
tudes towards women (and men) in 
general? On the personal level, the conclu- 
sions that I draw from this are that the way to 
overcome these stereotypes or expectations is 
to have a strong personality. Because if you're 
confident, outgoing, and vibrant, people are 
going to pay attention to you no matter what 
you're wearing. These are things which should 
be encouraged in all women and in all people. 

In terms of punk as a whole, this means 
that though punks leave mainstream society 
(hopefully) and give up mainstream social 
practices and expectations, all we do is recre- 
ate these expectations on a smaller level in 
our own society. That sucks. We reject the 
uniforms and the conformity of society but 
we not only create but tolerate the same in our 
own scene. This could mean that our social- 
ization by the dominant culture is so perva- 
sive that we cannot get away from it, or it 
could make a comment about our basic needs 
as social creatures (to fit in, to conform, to 
have a peer group, etc). 

What perpetuates these ideas? I don't 
know exactly, maybe because I view my par- 
ticipation in certain scenes as very limited so 
I don't know. It's easy to say that these ideas 



are reinforced by our language, our music, 
and our attitudes. If women want men to pay 
attention to them they dress in a certain way 
which is particular to their scene. Why aren t 
the women who are liked and respected the 
ones who are doing zines and putting on 
shows and networking, instead of the girls 
who are cute and dress nice? (This, by the 
way, is not a dis on girls. This is to point out 
how women are treated by men and by other 
women in the scene). This means that these 
women's personal experiences perpetuate it. 
Their own thoughts and of course media 
images (in punk and in the mainstream) do as 
welLOK. It's more difficult to examine one's 
own actions for details which perpetuate these 
expectations, and to figure out where these 
attitudes come from. For instance, when you 
talk about women specifically you need to 
address the issue of competition between 
women in any scene. These things that I have 
brought up don't even begin to address how 
the way men act reinforces these stereotypes 
and expectations. 

In the end I come to the same conclusion 
that many others have: Although punk is a 
rebellion from mainstream society, it's diffi- 
cult or impossible to shed all vestiges of the 
life we used to live and the society we still 
participate in, even though we reject the cul- 
ture and values around us. But this also makes 
the statement that we seek conformity in our 
own community even though we are com- 
fortable being outcasts from the mainstream. 
Two: Music I Business 

Oh yeah. Tim doesn't talk about music 
in his column, but since I don't review records 
or have a top ten, I plan to use some space to 
do so (but I'm only going to talk about emo, of 
course). Tim and I had a big discussion about 
this and he wanted me to make it clear that 
this isn't because he likes everything in the 
magazine and doesn't feel the need to com- 
ment. In reality, he really only likes or enjoys 
about half of the music we cover (as opposed 
to a couple of years ago when he thought 75% 
of the music MRR covered was crap). 

Right now, I want to talk about the 
review policy, because that is one of the very 
first questions people pose to me (besides 
what it's like living with Tim Yo). "Are you 
going to change the review policy?" No. But 
this isn't because I agree with it. I have to tell 
you first off that I don't have any say about 
what goes in and what doesn't. A lot of what 
I like and want to support gets rejected, though 
the columns cover a lot of what is rejected 
from the review section. (Though this means 
that those records or labels don't get to have 
ads). 

So if I dislike the review policy, what 
am I doing here? What I want to explain is 
that it's not as easy as saying we should 
review more records. It is physically impossi- 
ble to cover everything, and for us to carry 
any significant increase in reviews or in dis- 
play ads. If we had an unlimited number of 
pages and people willing to do reviews, well, 
that would be a different story. 

The point of me saying this is that, yes, 
I think the review policy sucks. And I agree 
that something should be done about it. The 
problem is, that I don't know what. There are 
practical and logistical problems which need 
to be overcome, and I haven't figured them 



out yet. I agree that it's lame that logistical 
problems create or maintain splits in "the 
scene" or the continued ghetto-ization of cer- 
tain genres of punk (even if Tim thinks some 
of these styles aren't punk in the slightest). 

I knew all of this before I came here, and 
the important point is that I think that there 
are other aspects of MRR that people miss out 
on when they turn their backs on us because 
of the review policy. Those, of course, are the 
educational and networking possibilities that 
exist within a magazine which has as large a 
circulation as Maximum. 

In a way it doesn't matter what I say 
here because the people this addresses have 
pretty much given up on MRR because it 
doesn't cover their styles of music. The point 
of me writing this is for you to know where 
my sympathies lie and to encourage people 
who disagree with the review policy to not 
write off MRR. This is part of my attempt to 
change the image of MRR as a zine for punks 
who like garage music, as a zine which is 
static, unchanging, and unforgiving, because 
it is none of those things. Maximum is a tool 
for communication that you need to take 
advantage of. I don't just mean finding out 
what records to buy, I also mean the commu- 
nication of ideas and the facilitation of mean- 
ingful discussion both about our scene and 
the issues that affect us. 

Three. Upcoming issues. 
The November issue, #174, will be a 
special issue — the theme is education. If you 
have ideas for special issues or articles (ones 
in the past have included an all Japan issue, a 
Queer Punk issue, Punks over 30,etc...), please 
let me know. If you have ideas or criticisms 
about anything, let me know. I've repeated 
this request the last two issues and I'm seri- 
ously disappointed at the number of people 
who have written in. We now have an 
MRR email address (listed in the front and in 
the letters section), so it should be even easier 
for us to get feedback. Please also remember 
that we need items and clippings for the 
News Section! 

Four. PS. 
I almost forgot. I had a long time adjust- 
ing to this zine and figuring out my place. Tim 
takes this kind of impersonal approach to the 
zine, where he writes about his opinions in 
his column but he doesn't feel inclined (and 
doesn't really have the time) to explain all of 
his actions, except when absolutely neces 

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to how much more important I think that 
friendship is than anything else in the world. 
I just got back from visiting the Midwest and 
I felt like I had been on a three month vacation 
in California and was finally returning home. 
I also attended the More Than Music Fest, 
and had a great time. Congratulations to Mike 
Thorn anci everyone else who helped make it 
a successful weekend. More comments on 
that next time. 




>ary. (ie. He doesn't really say things like, 
"We added this new section because ...."). 
And that's not my style. I like to take a person- 
al approach to things, and I don't mean per- 
sonal in that you get to hear all about my life 
and trials. I'm talking about a writing (or 
editing?) style, and I don't think there's any- 
thing wrong with the way Tim does things. 
We're just different people, and I am going to 
talk about what I think and feel about this 
magazine and punk because I think that per- 
sonal relationships and interaction are im- 
portant. So you get to hear about it. I also 
tend to write a lot and though I will keep it to 
a minimum, since this zine is now my main 
focus, well, you guys all get to hear what's on 
my mind. 

So, finally, I'd like to say to all the peo- 
ple who ask me how I like it out here on the 
west coast that my homesickness is testimony 



DOCUMENT 17 - Quick, what's the 
worst rock n' roll record ever? Very good, 
"Fly Like An Eagle" by Steve Miller is correct, 
just wanted to make sure you're paying atten- 
tion. I haven't written a column in a couple 
months, and I've got one hour 'til deadline so 
I'm going do my best to crank one out. To 
make it worth your while I promise to reveal 
the identity of "Deep Throat", the high rank- 
ing government official who leaked informa- 
tion to a Washington Post reporter whose 
articles helped bring about the ouster of Pres- 
ident Richard Nixon. 

I didn't go to any Summer movies, so I 
missed lots of volcanos, dinosaurs, and serial 
killing Presidents. The American people have 
a frigging obsession with sci-fi, which will no 
doubt contribute to an endless stream of B 
movie plots with A movie budgets. Of course 
paying for a lifetime of bad films is still better 
than wasting $10,000 per citizen on space 
exploration, and having absolutely nothing 
to show for it after 35 years except high crime 
and poverty right here on Earth, oh yeah, and 
some rocks. I sure enjoyed watching that new 
NASA Mars probe on TV all last week. It 
looked like some piece of crap from Toys'R 
Us. (By the way, every year on December 24th 
I go into Toys "R Us and ask for whatever the 
hottest toy of the season is, and they're al- 
ways sold out. These folks could make a lot 
more money if they'd ever heard the phrase 
"inventory control". I always tell them how 
my niece, who has a terminal illness, will be 
heartbroken. I don't leave until I actually see 
at least 2 employees cry.) The little vehicle 
moves forward a couple inches, and smacks 
into a rock. Then it backs up, repositions itself 
and smacks into the rock again, but at a 
slightly different angle. The following day's 
news is that the Mars probe has stopped 
sending pictures after a malfunction caused 
by a collision with a rock. I think NASA is 
covering up because they don't want the pub- 
lic to see another 24 hours of the probe hitting 
the same rock. The next day the probe is 
sending pictures again, and sure enough the 
thing never seems to go more than a couple 
inches before hitting another rock, a different 
rock, but a damn similar rock. A NASA 



spokesperson says the temperature on Mars 
is 75 degrees below zero. A couple minutes 
later he mentions that the technology to colo- 
nize Mars could exist as soon as 2010. That 
technology better include a fucking electric 
blanket. Would you live on a frozen planet 
that lacks breathable air. Shit, I get a little 
freaked out when my subscription to Chess 
Life magazine shows up a couple days late in 
the mail One of the 30 or so sci-fi flics this 
Summer was "Contact", starring Jody Foster, 
possibly the worst actress here on Earth. 
Footage of President Clinton was used in 
"Contact", and the President had his lawyer, 
possibly this country's most overworked in- 
dividual, fire off a letter to the film's produc- 
ers objecting to use of the footage. Aren't you 
glad Clinton has a real easy job so that he can 
have plenty of time to spend on crank letters. 
So far there has been no comment from the 
real President of the United States, Harrison 
Ford. 

If you wondered why my column lapsed 
for a few months, it's because my life is pretty 
boring. I get ideas, but as the deadline ap- 
proaches Igenerally decide they aren't good 
enough. Last month I got an idea to write 
about how overrated the Sun is. People are 
always crediting the Sun with making life on 
Earthpossible. That's ridiculous - without the 
Sun, it would just be night all the time - big 
deal. As you might guess I came up with that 
column concept on a very hot day, and a 
couple days later when the weather turned 
cool it didn't seem like nearly as good an idea. 
A more serious idea for a column that I 
never quite found time to write related to the 
media hype of Sleater-Kinney as America's 
official punk band. When our society's pro- 
fessional taste makers all agree on something 
you can be certain it's a load of shit, and sure 
enough the Sleater-Kinney album isn't very 
good. Of course the gullible fools who bought 
it won't know that it isn't good because the 
act of buying it shows an acceptance of the 
critics expertise as to what "good" is sup- 
posed to be. I swear the best records each year 
probably average less than 1,000 sales. The 
critics who decide what's best probably hear 
less than 1 % of all rock records that come out. 
It's like people who proudly tell you, "Amer- 
ica's the greatest country in the world", and 
then you find out the only other country 
they've ever been in was Mexico. 

Two of the critics who were instrumen- 
tal in creating the Sleater-Kinney hype were 
Greil Marcus and Ann Powers. Powers is sort 
of a fanatical lesbianologist/separatist who 
twists every bit of culture she can get her 
hands on to demonstrate the correctness of 
her bizarre, extreme and insane political be- 
liefs. Marcus is an innocuous intellectual who 
specializes in doing rewrites of history where 
every event has a deep meaning that only he 
can explain. His book about the Sex Pistols 
tied their career to "Situationist" politics, an 
interesting theory, but a work of total fiction 
according to John Lydon who was certainly 
in position to know. The intellectual approach 
to rock music means that you can't simply 
listen to it and like it, there has to be a reason 
why the music is important. Well fuck that. 
I'll leave it to the intellectuals to jump on the 
Riot Grrl bandwagon 5 years too late, and the 
bandwagon after that, and after that, etc 



The following might not be interesting, 
but it is true. A brand of cola that I like became 
unavailable in stores, so I called the manufac- 
turer and spoke to them about the possibility 
of ordering some. I told 5 people that story 
and 3 of them told me I should write about it 
in Maximum! They might as well have said, 
"Mel, you are not a very interesting person. 
Nothing more interesting than that cola story 
is likely to ever happen to you, so you might 
as well write about it in your column." Now 
you can see why I don't crank out a column 
each and every issue. Now on to the Deep 
Throat revelation that I promised. This is no 
joke, let history show that Maximum was the 
first American publication to correctly identi- 
fy Deep Throat. The reason I've been motivat- 
ed to share this information with you is be- 
cause lately I've noticed numerous articles in 
the media that made incorrect assumptions 
as to Deep Throat's identity. Deep Throat was 
FBI Director L. Patrick Gray. He was the only 
person in a position to have access to the 
information which was leaked. Also, as head 
of the FBI he was not supposed to be doing 
that kind of thing, hence his identity has 
remained secret all these years, or at least it 
did until now. 



WITH NICK FITT 



9 £ 



A word to the wise- never believe any- 
thing you read. If the Neiv York Times is irre- 
sponsible journalism by virtue of the fact that 
no one can get out what they have to say, then 
Maximnmrocknroll is irresponsible journalism 
by virtue of the fact that any asshole with pen 
and paper can get out whatever he has to say- 
whether it be fact or fiction. Just a little lesson 
that I learned recently, and being the benifi- 
cient daddy-o that I am, I thought I would 
impart my newly acquired wisdom in you 
hip kids. 

Now that we've got that bit of nastiness 
out of the way, I can begin this month's col- 
umn! Woo-hoo! I can feel theexcitementbuild- 
ing already. 

One thing that I've been interested in 
lately is youth struggle in the sixties. I've been 
reading about it, talking to friends about it, 
and speaking to my father's friends who lived 
it. I pop into Revolution Books and ask the 
older RCP members what they have to say 
about SDS, the PLP and the Weathermen. I 
guess I'm getting at this point in my life 
where I'm really trying to learn from the 
lessons of the past. 

I've recently been voted into the Young 
Socialists, which is a youth organization in 
solidarity with the Socialist Workers Party. 
As far as I know, the YS has about 100 or so 
members in the country, and about 1 50 world- 
wide. Needless to say, the task of building the 
organization is cut out for me. I've been con- 
sulting former members of the Young Social- 



ist Alliance (the YS's predecessor) about what 
they have to say about the youth struggles in 
the sixties. 

The picture portrayed in the media of 
the 60's vacillitates between either gearheads 
who are supposed to be hippies or Abbie 
Hoffmanesque accounts of the 60's being a 
time when kids who didn't know any better 
rebelled against a system that may be imper- 
fect, but was the only one we had. This senti- 
ment is sometimes echoed by people who sat 
on the sidelines and watched the whole thing 
unfold, but based on accounts of people who 
lived it, this opinion is rare amongst them. 

Take my father's friend Larry. He 
walked into an SDS meeting the week after 
the Maoists decided to fuck SDS and split the 
organization into two competing Maoist fac- 
tions, with most people walking away and 
belong to none, and whose unique qualities 
elude me (if any old PLPer or RCPML mem- 
ber can explain to me the difference, I would 
appreciate it very much). 

Larry does not know which crybaby 
faction he was at, but he walked into the 
meeting and walked out soon after when he 
realized the group was trying to decide what 
they were going to blow up in NYC. Still, 
even after this mind-blowing experience, Lar- 
ry still looks back fondly upon trie days of the 
sixties. 

"You can say anything you want about 
the 60s, but the fact is that a lot of good things 
came out of that time period. Minorities got 
civil rights. Women got some rights. We got 
the vote at 18." 

A friend of mine, Andrea, lived through 
the 60s. She sees it as a time where revolution- 
ary change (but not revolution) would have 
been possible. She blames the U.S. assassina- 
tions of MLK & Malcolm X and the passing of 
different ineffective civil rights bills for kill- 
ing the movement. That, and something that 
you might now guess. She believes (as do I) 
that Stalinists, particularly Maoists, play a 
destructive and counterrevolutionary every- 
where they go. From Russia in 1917, to Ger- 
many in 1933, to Spain in 1936 to Grenada in 
the 1980s. In the sixties youth movement it 
was the Stalinization of SDS and the Black 
Panthers (as well as some finking and Coin- 
telpro infiltration on the part of the latter) that 
killed the most militant elements of these 
organizations, and thus, any effective mass 
movement at the time (mass movement un- 
der a vanguard party was out of the question 
at that time). 

Mass movement anywhere, especially 
at the hands of youth is dead today. You can 
blame the Stalinists and their organs for it. 
What do we have today to call our own? I 
think that the RCP pop-front Refuse and Re- 
sist is probably the closest thing to a "move- 
ment that we have today, if you want to call 
ignorant and ultraleft adventure politics a 
"movement" or anything even vaguely reek- 
ing of a movement. 

Strangely, many people who would not 
even think of shopping at the RCP bookstore, 
let alone joining their youth organ, the RCYB, 
flock to R&R. I forget the name of their recent- 
ly re-opened punk rock section. If anyone can 
inform me more of that, write me. It was 
defunct in my RCYB days. Here's the point 
kids- why the hell would you join a puppet 



organization of the party on the left that is the 
most known for thuggery? Why would you 
become involved in a sectarian group which 
can never lead any mass movement by virtue 
of the fact that it is completely inaccessable to 
most people and confuses the word "adven- 
ture" with the word "protest." Come on peo- 
ple, I just don't see how the Fujimari or what- 
ever regime in Peru is "fascist" (maybe total- 
itarian or repressive, but not fascist- let's call 
things what they are) nor do I understand 
how doing the most outrageous things possi- 
ble is ever going to get people to want to fight. 
Charging the cops just isn't an option in the 
political climate in which we live. 

If you want to build a fight, go join a 
revolutionary organization that has a materi- 
alist outlook on society. Anything else is a 
blind alley. 
ENDNOTES- 

1. Nick Fitt has a rock and roll band. We're 
called Waste of Space. Call Ike Miller at 508- 
222-5361 or write at 36 Fisher Ave. Attleboro, 
Ma 02703 to book us if you like. We're not at 
all punk, total power pop. Rock on. 

2. My address for any purpose you can think 
of- 404A South Main Street, Attleboro, MA 
02703. 

3. If the splee people would kindly step for- 
ward I have to give them their prize. 

4. Any old SDSers or SNCC people reading- 
please write me a letter. I'd be interested in 
what you have to say. 

5. If anyone wants to sell me leftist newspa- 
pers I'd be into buying them. 




Only my mom could have done it. Only 
my mom could have actually made me do 
something that I rarely, if ever, did. Only my 
mom could have made me open the New 
York Times. She said it was either that, or take 
some college courses. And there was no way 
I was gonna do that. It was summer. Fucking 
summer. I was not gonna sit in some class- 
room and listen to some putz tell me stuff I 
either already knew, or could care less about. 
So I had to open that newspaper. I mean, once 
in a blue moon I did open the Arts and Leisure 
section, just to see the full page ads for the 
cool movies that were around. But under no 
circumstances did I ever look at the cover, or 
any other section. So when my mom said to 
look in the "help wanted" section of the Sun- 
day Times, I kinda had to ask for her help in 
finding it. She found it for me. It was one of 
the last sections of the paper. It said "Help 
Wanted" in big letters. 

As I searched through the job listings, I 
thought maybe college that summer wouldn't 
be a bad idea. All the jobs I saw listed kinda 
sucked. There were jobs in offices filing stuff. 
There were jobs in offices answering pnones. 
There were jobs in offices making copies of I 



stuff. There were jobs in offices filing stu 
answering phones, and making copies of stuff . 
There were jobs dressing up like a clown. 
There were jobs handing out fliers on the 
street. There were jobs dressing up like a 
clown and handing out fliers on the street. 
There were jobs working fast food. There 
were jobs delivering fast food. And all of 
them paid shit. Minimum wage. So, really, 
the best I could hope for was the job with the 
least responsibility. Then I found it. Day camp 
counselor. It looked easy, I would get to be 
outside all day, and taking care of kids would 
take little to no effort. What was the big deal? 
Ya teach them to glue pasta to paper plates, let 
them ride a horse or something, then send 
them home. It was a hell of a lot better than 
having to file, answer phones, and make cop- 
ies. That took brain effort. This? Pasta, Elm- 
er's glue, and paper plates. So I took the job. 
Of course the pay equaled out to about one 
tenth of the minimum wage. Punk Rock. 

The name of the camp was Arrowhead . 
Arrowhead Day Camp. It was in Scarsdale, 
New York. I had heard of the place before, 
but had never really been there. Scarsdale, 
that is. I knew it was famous because of some 
diet where you get injected with something 
then lose weight. But I heard you also die. 
Some diet. Didn't make much sense to me. 
But, well, it was New York State. Couldn't 
expect much. Anyway, I was told to be out- 
side of my parents apartment at 5:45 a.m. on 
the first Monday of camp, and a school bus 
would pick me up and take me out there. 

So at 5:45 a.m., on one of the first morn- 
ings in July, I sat outside my parents apart- 
ment on West Fourth street, and waited for 
the bus. My mom told me the night before 
that I should go to sleep early so I would have 
plenty of energy for my first day of camp. She 
also made me a bag lunch. It had a roast beef 
sandwich, a few oreo cookies, a Coke, and 
some beef jerkies. I felt like was I was back in 
grade school. What with waiting for the bus 
and all. I just hoped I wouldn't have an acci- 
dent. 

The bus arrived at around six. It was a 
school bus. One of those small ones. And it 
was driven by this girl named Kim. I could 
tell off the bat that she was nuts. As she slid 
that metal thing to the side to open the bus 
door she said "Good Morning". And she was 
smiling. It was fucking six in the morning. No 
one is supposed to be happy at this ungodly 
hour. But she was. And wide awake. And 
thenshesaid, "what's the matter, sleepy head? 
Rise and shine! Today is the first day of camp!". 
I just grunted at her and got on the bus. This 
was gonna be a wonderful summer. 

Seated in the back of the bus with like 
three small kids was a guy who looked like he 
needed to shave very badly. His black hair 
was combed into bangs and hung over his 
eyes. Just like Johnny Ramone. And he was 
wearing a "Clash" t-snirt. I looked at him, and 
then at his shirt. He looked at me, and my 
"Adam and The Ants" old school t-shirt. 
"Clash are cool" I said to him. "Adam and 
The Ants are faggots" he said back to me. I 
liked this guy. Turns out his name was Seth, 
and his mom forced him to get ajob too. We 
were both about the same age, Jewish, and 
hungover. See, the night before the first day 
of camp, I didn't take my mom's advice. 



Instead I went to Max's Kansas City, a punk hope these kids grew up okay. 

rock club on Seventeenth Street, drank lots of They also liked to explore, and got into 

beer, did some drugs, and wound up getting everything. At first I found this annoying, but 

home in time to take a shower and be outside later found out ways to exploit it. For my own 

by a quarter to six. Actually, looking back on fun and profit. 

it, I was probably still drunk that first day on The first thing each group in camp was 

the bus. Seth probably was too. He said he'd supposed to do was to name themselves. 

been at CBGB the night before, and had drank Some of the girl groups came up with names 

a lot as well. So we bonded. We were both like "The Ponies", "The Roses", and "The 

punk rock men who were gonna take care of 



kids. And when Kim told us to "smile and be 
happy", we both realized we hated her too. 
After picking up the rest of the kids who 
lived in lower Manhattan, we made our way 
towards Scarsdale. See, our bus got the kids 
from downtown, and there was a bus who 
did the uptown run, and another bus who did 



Barbies". I liked The Barbies. They were the 
thirteen and fourteen year old girls. And they 
were led my this dyke named Sue, and a C.I.T. 
(counselor in training) named Heather. Heath- 
er was fourteen going on twenty-three. She 
had large "bumps", always wore a tube or 
halter top, had a feather earring, and really 
tight blue-jean shorts. Heather with the feath 



Queens and Brooklyn. Most of our kids were er was hot. The boys came up with names like 

"The Tigers", "The Rangers", and shit like 
that. Mostly sports or animal names. Seth's 
kids called themselves the "Pussy Cats". They 
came up with that name themselves because 
they liked cats. Of course we called them the 
"Pussies" for short. And my kids? Well, it was 
one of those years when one of the Star Wars 
movies came out. And they were all into 
being Jedi Knights and shit. So, I told them if 
they obeyed me, and did what they were told 
this summer, they could be called the "Jedi 
Knights", and would be crowned as such at 
the end of the summer. Of course they all 
"oohed" and "awwed", and each jumped up 
and down with excitement. I could imagine 
them going home to their parents and saying, 
"Mom, I'm gonna be a Jedi!", and their mom 
nodding their head and putting them in the 
bath tub. 

So the Jedi Knights it was. And my job 
was to take them around to all the different 
activities. Now to say that Arrowhead Day 
camp was cheap is an understatement. When 
you think ofcamp, you think of lots of woods, 
tennis courts, a lake, a pool, Jason, shit like 
that. When you think of Arrowhead, think of 
a large parking lot, a field behind a school, 
and one slightly used tennis court. That was 
it. I mean, we did take the kids horse back 
riding. But we had to drive them to a farm 
some four miles away. And that was once a 
week. And swimming? Well, there was the 
Scarsdale Community Pool. And, well, that is 
where they swam. It was a total rip-off, but 
the kids didn't seem to mind. So what the 
fuck. Anyway, most of the activities took 
place in the large field. 

Everyday, the first activity for my group 
was Arts and Crafts. Seth made the same 
arrangements, and we put our groups togeth- 
er in one class. This worked out very well, 
because while the kids were gluing pasta to 
paper plates, Seth and I would take our morn- 
ing naps. We would go lay underneath some 
trees in the shade and try to sleep through 
what became our daily hangovers. Of course 



okay. Most. We had some kids who it turns 
out were on some sort of low-income pro- 
gram, and got to go to camp for free. They 
were the most fun, as it turns out. We also had 
this kid named M'Bike. Pronounced "em- 
beak-ee". M'Bike Featherstone. I knew his 
name because I had to check it off the list as 
we picked him up. He was about seven years 
old, wore one of those little three or four color 
African caps. But his father was a trip. He 
wore like the whole tribal chief outfit and 
stuff. He stood outside with his son as we 
picked him up. He was very nice, and talked 
with such a thick accent I couldn't under- 
stand a god damn word he was saying. As 
soon as we left the father, I asked M'Bike why 
he had such a funny name, and why his father 
wore a cape. He answered me, but I couldn't 
understand a god damn word the kid said 
either. But I liked him. He had an honest 
smile. 

When we Arrived at camp, and got the 
kids off the bus, we were told to report to this 
woman, Mrs. Deal, who would tell us what 

froup of kids we would be taking care of. 
Irs. Deal was this extremely overweight 
woman, and she kinda had a bad attitude. She 
looked at Seth and I, and asked us what our t- 
shirts meant. I explained that they were bands. 
She asked if they were "rock and roll bands". 
I told her yes. She told me that "rock and roll" 
was not a good influence on us, or the chil- 
dren at the camp. I told her "whatever". She 
just kind of looked at me. 

Anyway, as it turns out, Seth and I were 
each given our own separate group of little 
boys to take care of . Seth's kids were ages four 
and five. Mine were five and six. Mrs. Deal 
gave us the youngest kids, she said, because 
they didn't require that much attention, were 
too young to read our shirts, and would prob- 
ably grow up and forget us in time. Nice 
woman. But I didn't care. I liked the little 
ones. Mine better than Seth's. See, Seth's were 
so little, that all they did was sit on the ground 
and pick grass. That and wet their pants 



Then cry. they were like little zombies. It was we couldn't sleep all that well, because every 

kinda cute, I suppose. time a kid would finish some project, they'd 

But my kids. Well, they were a different wake us up and say, "George, George, look 



story. They were at that age when they asked 
all sorts of questions about everything. So 
they never shut up. I answered lots of their 
questions honestly, at first, but found it was 
more fun to give them fake answers. Like 



what I made." I'd look at the spiral pasta 
glued to the gold spray-painted paper plate 
and nod my head and say, "that is good, now 
George has to go back to sleep or he'll turn 
into Darth Vader". The kids would look at me 



what the stuff was in Oreo Cookies. Or why with this wounded look, then walk away. 

girls had those "bumps" on their chests. Or Fuck 'em. Little brats. 

the big one. How babies were made. Geez, I So this went on for a while, I mean me 



being mean to them when I was tired. Then I 
got an idea. I explained to them that I was 
Obi Won Knobi and Seth was "Yoda", and 
that we were both old Jedi Knights who need- 
ed to sleep so the Force could build up in us, 
and we could use it for the right purposes. 
The kids totally bought into that idea, and 
Seth and I got up to three and four naps a day. 
Punk Rock. 

Around the second week of camp, Mrs. 
Deal saw that the Jedi Knights and The Pus- 
sies got along very well together, so she de- 
cided that we would share most of our class- 
es. This was great since Seth and I became 
really good friends. And it was great for the 
camp since they could save morfey on classes 
and stuff. So the kids took all sorts of classes 
together. 

There was tennis. And the tennis in- 
structor, Jennifer. She was sixteen, and had 
great breasts. Big, and round and wow. I 
mean, I was a bit older than her, and to tell the 
truth, any breasts at that time in my life were 
great. But I really remember hers. She always 
wore tight white tennis shirts, and those little 
white skirts. And those white socks and white 
sneakers. Geez. And she liked me. A lot. She 
thought I was cool because I was in a punk 
rock band, and kept asking me to ask her out 
on a date. Of course I didn't, because I was 
stupid and thought she was too young. I was 
a dope. 1 should have taken her out. She kept 
telling me she wanted to "do it" with me. I 
should have. Even though her father was 
some big judge in Westchester County. Man. 
She looked great. And at the pool? Punk 
Rock! 

And then there was Music. They had 
this lame guy named Brad teaching it. He had 
an acoustic guitar and taught them "Row 
Row Row Your Boat" and stuff. Like the kids 
liked those songs. So one day I asked Brad if 
I could borrow his guitar for one day and 
teach them songs. He said not only could I 
borrow it for one day, but everyday, and that 
I could teach them whatever I wanted to. 
Then he could go hit on Jennifer. So I taught 
the kids better songs. Like the Ramones' 
"Blitzkrieg Bop", with lyrics like "Hey ho, 
let's go, shoot them in the back now", and the 
Dead Boys' "Sonic Reducer" with words like 
"I don't need anyone, don't need no mom and 
dad". And the kids loved them. I'd strum the 
guitar, and the Jedi Knights would be singing 
along, and the Pussies, well, they'd be pick- 
ing the grass. It was great. And all that time, 
Brad would be up near the tennis courts 
trying to make a move on Jennifer. Brad was 
fromScarsdale too. He had once told Seth and 
I that he was going to go to law school at Yale, 
and become a corporate lawyer. We thought 
that was neat. Even though we didn't know 
what a corporate lawyer was, and why some- 
one would go somewhere where they made 
locks and stuff. Anyway, Jennifer would al- 
ways ignore Brad, and kinda make eyes at 
me. I know it pissed him off. Wimp. 

And of course there was Horseback 
riding. Well, they weren't really horses, they 
were more like ponies, actually. And they 
were at this farm, and I had to drive the school 
bus there. That was a fun part of my week. 
Driving the school bus. Cause I was always 
hung over, could hardly ever see the road, 
and nad twenty kids in there with me. And 



they all used to scream, "Faster George, Fast- 
er!. So I'd go faster. Those little busses can 
move. And when we'd get there, I'd get to 
take a nap, while these girls would lead around 
the kids in a circle. Then we'd get back on the 
bus, and the kids would have pony dung 
fights. Stuff they picked up from outside. It 
was kinda funny. And I didn't have to clean 
it up. 

But the best part of every day was the 
pool. The Scarsdale Community Pool. We'd 
take the kids there on the bus, and then take 
them swimming. The life guard, Beth, who 
worked at the pool was, well, a lot like Jenni- 
fer. Cute, well rounded, and after me and 
Seth. After we used to get the kids changed, 
we would take them out to the pool for their 
swimming lesson, then me ana Seth would 
make eyes at Beth the whole time. Either her, 
or the other cute girls around the pool. See, 
there were lots of them. Seems that there were 
a lot of girls in Scarsdale who didn't have 
anything better to do than to get a tan. And, 
who, somehow, where not rich enough to 
own their own pools. Poor kids. So they had 
to come to this one, with the noisy kids from 
the inner city. But it was great for me and 
Seth. We would always have to jump in the 
water just to cool down. I remember once I 
was watching Beth swim around, doing the 
backstroke, with her breasts floating high 
above the water. She looked great in the 
warm afternoon heat, with the sun reflecting 
off her glossy and full lips. Then this kid, 
Donald, one of mine, comes up to me and asks 
me what that thing poking up in my bathing 
suit was. I fumbled for words for a few sec- 
onds, then figured I'd tell him the truth, and 
told him it was my penis. He started yelling 
"look at George's penis, look at George's 
penis!" and everyone at the pool started laugh- 
ing. Little kids. I was beginning to think they 
would look good at the bottom of the pool. 

Now I gotta tell ya, I had two favorite 
kids at Arrowhead. Scottie and Tysheem. 
And, well, maybe M'Bike. But he wasn't in 
my group, just on my bus. I remember one 
morning, after Seth and I had been out drink- 
ing all night, and been seeing bands like 
"Super Dude Party" and "The Rattlers" at 
Max's Kansas City, we got a box of whippets, 
nitrous oxide, and sat inhaling them until 
Kim arrived at my parents stoop with the bus. 
She said "good morning" with her chipper 
voice, and me and Seth told her to shut the 
fuck up. She called us "grumpy heads". Any- 
way, on the way to camp, I made Kim pull 
over so I could get out of the bus on the side 
of the Henry Hudson so I could puke. Seth 
decided that that wasn't such a bad idea, and 
did the same. So, we were both outside puk- 
ing, and somehow M'Bike gets off the bus 
and walks up to us and asks if we were okay. 
We told him yes, and to get back on the bus. 
He did . After we finished getting rid of all the 
beer, 714, and Sweet and Sour Pork in our 
systems, we got back on the bus. I sat down 
next to M'Bike and noticed he had been cry- 
ing. I asked him what was wrong and he said 
in his thick accent that he thought I was sick 
and he was worried about me. I told him I was 
fine, and was genuinely touched that he cared 
about me. We sat together on the bus every- 
day after that. 

But Scottie and Tysheem. Well, they 



were in my group, and as it turns out, were 
both part of the low income camp program. 
And were great kids. And fun. And of course, 
major trouble makers. I respected that. Scot- 
tie was this little bouncy black kid who was 
all of about six. He always used to tell me that 
"Mommy won't let me eat sugar, she says it 
makes me hyper." Then he'd open up his 
lunch bag and pull out a Devil Dog or Ring 
Ding. And Tysheem. He looked just like a 
little Mohammed Ali. And even talked like 
him. He'd say to me, "I'm gonna knock you 
out, sucka!". Then he'd punch me. Of course, 
I would have hit him back, but he was only 
five. I figured I'd wait another year. Anyway, 
these two kids loved me, and would climb all 
over me all the time. And it was a nice feeling. 

Every day around three o'clock it was 
snack time at camp. Each kid was given either 
one popcicle or one Devil Dog. The kids would 
always complain that they wanted more. And 
I was with them. It was a rip off. So when 
Scottie approached me one day with a box of 
popcicles, a light bulb went off in my head. I 
asked Scottie where he got them, and he told 
me he took them from the freezer during 
lunch. I told him to show me where the freez- 
er was, and he led me to the school, and to the 
kitchen and to the freezer, which was full of 
popcicles. I told Scottie that if he wanted to be 
a higher ranking Jedi Knight, he would have 
to go on some secret missions. He said he 
loved secret missions, but what did higher 
ranking mean. I told him nevermind. 

So, everyday, after we would get our 
first popcicles or Devil Dogs, I would send 
Scottie on his secret mission. For the Jedi 
Knights. And the Pussies. The school was 
surrounded by a large metal fence with an 
open gate in by the front door. But that was 
too obvious, and he'd get caught. So we let 
Scottie climb the fence. All ten feet of it. And 
he did. Then he'd sneak to the kitchen and 
steal a box of popcicles for us. I told him that 
if he was ever caught, that he should say that 
he was sick and looking for the nurse. On two 
occasions he used that excuse, and I was 
yelled at for not taking him there myself. But 
all the other times Scottie got away with it, 
and we had extra snacks for the kids, and 
were loved for it. I remember once, it was 
really hot, and I wanted the kids to have three 
popcicles, so I staged a fake fight between 
Tysheem and Donald in the Cafeteria. While 
Seth and I pretended to break it up, Scottie 
snuck into the Kitchen and stole like three 
boxes of popcicles. Donald ended up getting 
a real black eye, and of course I got yelled at. 
But we got lots of popcicles. 

Of course all of this didn't go unno- 
ticed. At least by the other counselors and 
campers. Brad, the music guy, told me that if 
I kept it up, he'd tell Mrs. Deal what Seth and 
I had been doing. I told him that if he did, I'd 
tell Jennifer about his crooked cock. See, I'd 
seen it at the pool locker room. Brad had one 
of those dicks that took a sharp left. It was 
weird looking. Like a deformed carrot or 
something. So he shut up. And some of the 
other kids at the camp asked why my kids 
had more snacks then them. I told them that 
we were Jedi Knights, and needed the extra 
sugar for our tough training. That answer 
seemed to work. For a while. 

But finally everyone except Mrs. Deal 



seemed to catch on, so we came up with a 
solution. We just had Scottie steal enough for 
the whole camp. I remember once hearing 
Mrs. Deal yelling at the food delivery guys, 
saying that they were shorting her on popci- 
cles. They told her they weren't and she 
called them liars. Anyway, Scottie became 
sort of an underground hero that summer at 
Arrowhead Day Camp. 

One day one of the kids did something 
really bad. I mean really bad. I think it was 
this kid Brian. Red hair, pale white, and 
freckles, and slightly overweight. What he 
did was wake me up during my first nap of 
the day. During Arts and Crafts. Now, this 
was the second mon(h of camp, and the kid 
should have learned by now. But still, he 
woke me up. I didn't care that he made a 
mistake in his pants. My sleep time was my 
sleep time. He was supposed to go to Jenni- 
fer, the tennis girl, who promised to cover for 
me in exchange for a French kiss that I prom- 
ised her at the end of the summer. Yet he 
woke me up. When I asked him why, he said 
he didn't want to tell a girl his problem. So I 
had to punish him. 

One thing little kids need, and I mean 
it, is discipline. Order. Rules. And seeing 
that these kids were supposed to be Jedi 
Knights in training, and that if they were 
good, I would give them a wards at the end of 
the summer, I had to rule them with an iron 
fist. Show these five and six year olds who 
was the boss. So I figured I'd start with Brian. 
At the pool that day, I enforced my first 
of what was to be many punishments upon 
my Jedi Knights. I rounded up all the kids in 
the locker room, and took them to the show- 
ers. I explained to them that Brian was bad, 
and woke me up from my nap. They all just 
looked at me. I told them, that as punish- 
ment, and for being a bad Jedi Knight, Brian 
must be tortured. I turned on the shower and 
let the water get really cold. Then Seth and I 
held Brian under the water until he screamed . 
We then let him go. He ran away screaming, 
and Seth chased after him and gave him a 
towel. I then looked at all the little faces 
looking at me. I said, "Do you understand 
that this is what will happen if you are bad?" 
They all nodded their head yes. Then Scottie 
asked if he too gets a cold shower. Then 
Donald asked. Then Tysheem. And the next 
thing you know all the kids are raising their 
hands and want to get tortured. Even Brian 
wanted more. So Seth and I turned on all the 
showers and all the kids went under them 
and started screaming, and had a great old 
time. Kids. 

So, the only way to punish these kids, 
I learned, was to not give them snacks. I tried 
once, but the kid started to cry, so, well, let's 
just say I never really got to punish any of 
them. But torture and chores? Hell, they 
loved it. Cold showers. Cleaning mine and 
Seth's sneakers. Stealing Kim's lunch. Put- 
ting pebbles in Brad's guitar. They loved it. I 
also taught them to march. During music 
class. I'd have them sing "Hey ho, let's go!" 
as they would march double tile behind me. 
I taught them to goose step. Make it look 
good. I made them salute me with their arms 
extended forward. To obey Obi Wan Knobi. 
And they did. They were the best behaved 
kids in the camp. When I wanted them to be. 



One day at the pool, while Seth and I 
were working on our tans, we got a good 
look at Heather with the feather untying her 
top and laying on her towel on her stomach. 
I called Scottie and Tysheem over to me and 
asked if they wanted to go on an extra Jedi 
mission. Of course they did. I told them to go 
fill up a cup with water, sneak up to Heather 
with the feather, and spill it on her back. So 
Scottie and Tysheem do it, and Heather with 
the feather jumps up and we get a great view 
of her knockers. They were really big and 
firm for a fourteen year old. Whenshe saw us 
looking at her, she just kinda smiled and I 
swear she winked. Seth says it was the sun. 
The sport of boob watching became an 
obsession with Seth and I for the rest of the 
summer. We trained Scottie, Tysheem, and 
even Brian to go and untie the tops of the 
girls bikinis. And if they could, to run away 
with those tops. Seth and I were disciplined 
a lot by Mrs. Deal, and told if we kept up with 
this behavior, we wouldn't get our bonuses. 
See, we were being paid one hundred dol- 
lars for the whole summer. And if we made 
it through with like no problems, then we'd 
get our bonus, the second hundred. We real- 
ly wanted the money so we could buy more 
beer and Quaaludes, so we kinda calmed 
down a bit. But every once in while we'd get 
Scottie to steal a bikini top. There was no 
better sight then to see Scottie running around 
the poolin his little bathing suit, screaming, 
and holding a bikini top while some topless 
girl chased Turn around. Awww, summer. 

But of course, like all good things, the 
days of popcicles and breasts and getting up 
at five thirty in the morning had to end.The 
last day of camp was the day all the campers 
got awards andstuff. The night before I went 
to some gift store on Greenwich and Tenth 
Street, and got a bunch of silver stars that 
looked like Jedi Knight badges. So what if 
they said "Texas Ranger" on them. The kids 
really couldn't read. Anyway, all the other 
campers got awards for like "best swimmer" 
and Isest in tennis" and shit like that. But my 
kids, nothing. But that was okay. I held my 
own ceremony out in the woods. I had them 
all line up and pinned the star to each of 
them. I explained that they all passed the 
Jedi Knight training camp, and were now all 
full blown Jedis, and may the force be with 
them and shit. They were all so happy that 
some of them started crying. I think f might 
have as well. Seth told me I was a wimp. 

The last day of camp was also the day 
all the parents came and met the counselors. 
I remember we had to march the kids across 
the field for the lame award ceremony. So I 
had my kids march in double file, arms 
raised in the air, singing "Hey ho, let's go, 
shoot them in the back now!. All the par- 
ents looked shocked. But some of them 
clapped. I think Mrs. Deal turned purple. 

As all the kids were getting in their 
parents cars to go home, a lot of them started 
to cry. They told me they would miss me and 
could I come live with them. Their parents 
told me that although they thought I was 
very strange, that their children loved me. 
They also gave me huge tips. It turns out Seth 
and I made more tips than anyone at Arrow- 
head. Ever. I hugged the kids good-bye, and 
at times, tried to hold back my own tears. 



Although it was just a shitty summer job, 
somehow I really did become attached to 
these kids. I wondered how their lives would 
turn out, and if I would ever see any of them 
again. 

Jennifer, the tennis girl, saw me sort of 
crying, and walked up to me. She asked 
what was wrong, and I told her I would miss 
the little fucks. She told me she wanted to 
collect on that kiss now, and stuck her tongue 
down my throat. She also put my handon 
her breast. Some of the little kids saw me 
kissing Jennifer and started clapping. Others 
joined in. I smiled. So did Jennifer. 

Finally almost all the kids had left the 
camp and ilrwas just the counselors hanging 
out counting their money, and talking about 
future plans. Brad said that he would start 
law school, and maybe next year he'd have a 
yacht to take Jennifer out on. Jennifer said 
she might go out with him, and that next 
year she would be seventeen, so she might 
go out with me. Seth said that he planned to 
do lots of drugs, and I said I was with him. 
Heather with the feather, the C.I.T., said she 
planned to go on birth control . And Kim said 
she missed her church back at college. 

Then I noticed something. Scottie. He 
was standing all alone at the other end of the 
parking lot. Hold the other counselors I'd be 
right back to brag about being punk rock and 
my sex life, but I had to do something. So I 
walked over to Scottie. He was standing near 
a bench. I asked him where is parents were 
and he said he didn't know. I asked him if 
they knew they were supposed to come and 
pick him up today, and he told me he told 
them. So I sat down on the bench and told 
Scottie to sit next to me. 

Scottie sat next to me, and then asked if 
he could lean on me. I extended out my arm, 
and Scottie laid on my shoulder. I told Scot- 
tie that I thought he was the best Jedi Knight 
of the summer, and very special. I then 
reached in my rear pocket and took out the 
extra tin star I had, and pinned it on Scottie. 
I told him he earned the status of double Jedi 
Knight. He hugged me harder. Then a big 
green car pulled into the lot and honked its 
horn. Scottie saw the car and yelled, "Mom!" 
and ran to the car. A woman got out and 
Scottie jumped into her arms. She kissed him 
on the cheek and Scottie hugged her and 
smiled. The woman looked over at me with 
her little boy in her arms and then said, "Are 
you George?" I told her I was. She said, 
"thank you." 
Endnotes: 

1. My e mail is still furygeo@aol.com, and 
snail mail at George Tabb/ P.O. Box 2044/ 
Canal Street Station/ New York, NY 10013- 
2044. I'm a bit late on the snail mail, but what 
else is new. 

2. The new Furious George Record is out! 
Yay! And the LP version has temporary tat- 
tooes! Recess fuckin' rules! Contact them to 
get all our stuff (t-shirts, buttons, dates, etc). 
We are touring with F.Y.P. this month'(Au- 
gust) on the West Coast, .please come see us 
and be our friends. Plus, Evan my bass play- 
er and Michael my drummer get lonely. 
Awwwww! Doh! 

3. Got some great records this month, as 
usual. Let's see, there's the ones from Latex 
Generation, The Spills, The Drug Czars, The 



ConnieDungs, The Sonic Dolls, The Sea 
Monkeys, and of course, the amazing new 
Dick Army record. They are the Dick Army 
from New York. There record is acutally 
great... which is a dissapointment since they 
were supposed to suck. I hate it when a band 
becomesgood. Damn sell outs. Great record. 
4. 1 saw the Groovie Ghoulies out in Tempe 
Arizona. Why I was there, I'll never know, 
but they fucking rocked. Dan Panic, ex- 
Screeching Weasel/Riverdales rocked with 
them, and it was a blast. Other great bands 
I've seen recently include STOP, The Sev- 
ered, The Injections, Egghead, The Crimi- 
nals, Khrissy, Ricanstruction, Dick Army (un- 
fortunately), Blanks 77, the band they played 
with that had big devil locks and big mus- 
cles, and sang songs about graveyards and 
the devil, but who are on a major so I won't 
mention them, Candy Snatchers, The Stitch- 
es, and much, much more. They all go! 
5. During our Furious George summer tour, 
and then our fall tour, which should shortly 
follow, I plan on visiting Maximumrockn- 
roll as much as possible when I'm out in the 
bay area. I hear they have a hot tub. And 
butlers, maids, and a revolving bed with 
mirrors on the ceiling and a television that 
only gets adult channels. Yay. Punk Fuckin' 
Rock, Tim and Jen!!!! 




The lovely Carl Elvers, former MRR 
shitworker, has informed me that these col- 
umns can get a bit dry. Well, I'll see what I 
can do to liven things up, but until then, Carl, 
this is extra dry just for you. 

PIEBALD was supposed to play a show 
in East Oakland a few weeks ago, unfortu- 
nately I was the only person to show up, so 
they chose to move on to their next show 
location which was in Seattle. This situation 
has only happened to me once before, sever- 
al years back when ASPIRIN FEAST came 
to New Orleans. At that show I bought the 
classic "How Do You Call The Cops On The 
Cops" EP which is still a favorite of mine. At 
the would-be PIEBALD show I purchased 
their new LP. (The coincidences just boggle 
the mind!) While not quite in the same league 
as the ASPIRIN FEAST EP, it holds its own 
quite well. Just as on their previous EPs, this 
LP has the same really off-key vocals that I 
can quickly compare to SUNSPRING. I am a 
really big fan of this kind of, though the 
lyrics here don't really do it for me, mainly 
cause they are way too personal, only to be 
understood by the writer. The music can get 
pretty spirited at times, but for the most part 
its pretty mellow, without being wimpy. 
(Hydra Head, PO Box 990248, Boston MA 
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At times the BUTTERCUP EP "In Hand 
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PIEBALD LP, but only in the lyrical depart- 
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confusing or has such a thinly veiled mean- 
ing that it gets kind of annoying. Sound- 
wise, there is the blazing, jumbled up noise 
and solid drummed direction of ASSF AC- 
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The "Days Of..." LP came in for the 
normal reviews this month and it definitely 
deserves mention here. The scoop I have 
received is that this band existed from only 
'86-'87, were from North Carolina, and actu- 
ally refused to play a show with 
CORROSION OF CONFORMITY when 
they were still good! Don't hold it against 
them because this record of studio and live 
stuff is an awesome blend of RITES 
OF SPRING, the HATED, and 7 SECONDS 
when "New Wind" came out. ($7 ppd: A- 
Team Records, PO Box 1745, Greensboro, 
NC 27402) 

A far as comps go, the "Hand Made 
Words" LP is squarely above average. There's 
a great ANASARCA song from their demo, 
and two solid songs from PLUNGER (check 
out their various split EPs) and 
HARRIET THE SPY. Fans of FIST- 
ICUFFS BLUFF will enjoy the BUBBLE- 
JUG song, a very underrated, and quite bro- 
ken up band from DC with a split LP. Other 
bands include GRAIN, EMBASSY, SLOW- 
SIDEDOWN, and STRICTLY BALLROOM. 
(Toyland, PO Box 1363, Sacramento, CA 
95812) 

A few of the bands that were reviewed 
in past columns have been popping up here 
and there. TOMORROWS GONE, who were 
on the excellent "In Words Of One Syllable" 
comp LP have a track on the "Making Hu- 
man Junk" LP. (Hybrid, PO Box 1222, Spo- 
kane, WA 99210) Totally heartfelt lyrics over 
quick paced hardcore somewhat similar to 
the SINKER EP or the first STILL LIFE EP. 
They've got a bunch of stuff coming out 
soon. (137 Tamarack #12, Henderson, NV 
89015) 

ENVY, the only Japanese emo band 
I've heard so far, is back after their awesome 
split with SIXPENCE. On their new split 
with ENDEAVOR, their FINGERPRINT in- 
fluenced screaming over huge, frantic music 
has gotten a bit crunchier and this has only 
added to how incredible they sound. I'm 
hoping for an LP next. (H:G Fact, 401 Hongo- 
M, 2-36-2 Yayoi-Cho, Nakano-Ku, Tokyo 
164, JAPAN) 

Also returning is JUDAS ISCARIOT, 
whose EP on Mountain was, and continues 
to be, a breath of fresh air. This time they are 
on the "Save You" anti-suicide comp EP 
with CR, DEVOID OF FAITH, and 
SO I HAD TO SHOOT HIM. This song 
doesn't have any of the free jazz craziness 
from their EP, but it still is the best mix up of 
CITIZENS ARREST and early NATION 
OF ULYSSES you are likely to hear. (Moun- 
tain, PO Box 220320, Greenpoint Post Office, 
Brooklyn, NY 11222-9997) 

You may notice the reviews were a bit 
sparse this month. This was due to a lack of 
material. So all you bands and label folks, 
stop hemming your pants and send your 



records in! 
Endnotes. 

1 . When in Las Vegas I recommend the roller 
coaster at the New York, New York casino. 
The Excalibur casino's nickel slots, booze, 
and buffet get my thumbs up as well. Avoid 
the MGM Grand at all costs. 

2. Do you have the Powell Public Domain 
video or other noteworthy old skate videos? 
Get in touch at 1950 McAllister #1, SF, CA 
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Anne' 



Hey summertime means straight edge 

fossip right. Silly looking, 4 foot 2" singer of 
arth Crisis is 100% vegan warrior. Yet, the 
new Mrs. Earth Crisis ordered Swed ish meat- 
balls, cheese puffs and pigs in blankets 
(PuffNPuppy being the kosher version) as 
well as a Prime Rib main course at the wed- 
ding. Hey, fuck the firestorm, "I got in-laws 
to deal with." 

John Cougar Concentration Camp 
signs to BYO Records as guitarist Chris plays 
second axe for the newly Epitaphed Queers. 
Joe King and crew just finished a new video 
to support the record. The MTV bound cre- 
ation has a Fantastic Four theme where the 
band changes into the comic book heroes on 
stage. It took 9 hours to get Joe's Thing 
makeup off and B-Face was somewhat 
burned by the special effects that made him 
flame-on. 

A new foundation called FSU was 
formed by Jello Biafra among others, to write 
off some of their vastfortunesbyd onating to 
yuppie causes. The Offspring played a ben- 
efit to support it doing all Dead Kennedys 
songs with Jello singing. Eek! 

Others involved with Lookout Records 
are buying out Larry Li vermore. Yeah, yeah, 
just tell me the numbers! Half a mil over the 
next four years is his price, this doesn't ac- 
count for the million or so he's made off 
Lookout already. How many young boys 
can ya buy with 1.5 mil? I guess new goals 
always arise. 

Hellcat Records! Yeah another Epitaph 
front with a different name. This one's run 
by Tim from Rancid. They'll be putting out 
every band that ever beat you up in a few 
months for sure. 

Chumbawamba, former political- 
peace-punk band sign to EMI. Their reason 
being that "There is no Longer any differ- 
encebetween Indie and Major Labels." Yeah, 
Rick Rubin works out of his basement and 
eats nothing but grilled cheese. Sounds good 
to me. There's no difference between MRR 
and Rolling Stone ya know. They both think 
the last Jawbreaker record sucked. 

TC, you know TC, the guy that gets all 



drunk and gets up on stage at ska shows in 
NYC... Well he got into a fight about his 
favorite strip club Goldfingers in Long Is- 
land City and got into a heated argument 
with Noah of Moon Records about it. TC got 
a little overheated and chucked a rock, well 
it was either a rock or a low-fat Twinkie at the 
man's face. After storming out and going 
back to his job at Radical Records he round 
all his stuff on the steps and the locks changed. 
Then an angry TC decided to go record 
shopping with a garden rake smashing up a 
local record store. Yeah, that's city heat for 
ya. 

Punk Rock Gods Dick Army have 
signed to major label. 

Booking agent Stormy Shepherd is a 
devout Mormon, not being too surprising 
being from Salt Lake City and making deals 
for bands like Rancid and Sick Of It All. She 
also went out with a famous Mormon Taber- 
nacle Choirboy, either that or a football play- 
er, I forget which. 

Aaron Muentz of The Probe zine, the 
one with all the naked punk chicks, is selling 
his zine to Greg of Rip Off Records. Greg's 
main squeeze happens to be Suzanne Bar- 
tchy, ex Maximumrocknroller and ex-naked 
cover girl for the probe. She's also the girl 
that Dan O'Mahoney whacks it to every 
night. 

Renee of the Blanks 77 is pregnant with 
Evan Cohen of Furious George'sbaby. 

More people wrote me claiming that I 
was Timmy Yo. Well, they'll get theirs. Have 
a good summer. Heart Anne anner- 
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The alarm sounds and the grumbles 
begin... Each morning, 6am, off to another 
exciting day at the warehouse. Driving right 
passed another beautiful sunrise that I am 
too busy, contemplating the daily horrors of 
work, to notice. 1 repeat this daily as does 
most of the working world. In one form or 
another one third of our day is dissolved into 
our occupation, one third is allotted to prep- 
aration and decompression from work and 
one third sleep. I try to incorporate some 
time in for the occasional meal but for the 
most part that is it. Anyhow, this brings me 
to my current dilemma. Why is it that, for a 
vast majority of us, say we meet someone in 
a bar, store, whatever... one of the first ques- 
tions we ask or get asked is, so, what do you 
do? In other words, where do you work? 
Whom do you serve? So, does our place of 
occupation define our person? If this is so, 
then what of those who are jobless, home- 
less, or temporarily unemployed? Do our 
wages determine our worth? If so, in whose 
eyes? But then, if this is not true, then why 



does it seem that the lowest paid employees 
of any given company are always the worst 
treated? (I certainly hope no examples are 
necessary.) Have we allowed ourselves to be 
so concerned with the accumulation of wealth 
that we have turned the notion of life itself 
into one big marketing scam? (Selling our- 
selves to get the job, and selling our labor to 
perform it?) While those who refuse to sub- 
mit to serfdom are looked upon and treated 
with contempt. Slapped with fees and regu- 
lations that are made to keep people in their 
place. (Under the corporate monopoly boot.) 
And for those who do submit (such as my- 
self) we get the joy of living paycheck to 
paycheck, with just enough to get by, but not 
enough to really live. 

So now, do I throw caution to the wind, 
quit my job and try to experience life the way 
1 would like to (by traveling everywhere, 
seeing everything, and utilizing skills that 
make me happy)? And at the same time, 
being stuck without the finances that I am 
forced to require? -or- Do I continue to sub- 
ject myself to the job market and keep myself 
in a world where I have the financial means 
to enjoy life but, I have sold my time and 
energy to acquire them? Anyway, I guess the 
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in recent years, is the rampant failure, by the 
consortium of "New Age" and other "alter- 
native" organizations, to support their 
claims. This phenomenon appears to be ac- 
celerating of late with the advent of psychic 
hot lines, new religious cults and other fringe 
groups. Publications by "mystic" and "psy- 
chic' writers are frequently best sellers while 
the coterie of~skeptics produce few com- 
mercial triumphs. Moreover, many of the 
rare eminent voices of reason, such as Carl 
Sagan and Isaac Asimov, are no longer with 
us, while the next cortege, including Richard 
Dawkins and Martin Gardner, have an ever 
expanding crop of drivel to contend with. 
TV shows such as the X Files and Strange 
Universe prevail, and an increasing number 
of otherwise rational people succumb to the 
allure of Pseudoscience as the institution of 
logic collapses. 

A frighteningly large percent of the 
population believe in "psychics" while a 
frighteningly small percent don't understand 
the implications relativity and quantum me- 
chanics hold for the practical world, and 
most have no notion as to their nature. Case 
in point: I had a San Francisco "Psychic" tell 



me that "Quantum mechanics" gives cre- 
dence to metaphysics. I responded with pho- 
tocopied scholarly articles from respected 
science magazines, and countered that he 
must be basing his argument on fringe pseu- 
doscience books. It turned out that's exactly 
what he was doing. We debated a little fur- 
ther, for maybe half an hour, before I came to 
realize he had never actually read the "Quan- 
tum Electrodynamic" theory. This bears out 
the skeptic adage "A mystic is someone who 
wants to understand the workings of the uni- 
verse, but is too lazy to study physics". 

The breakdown in a skeptical system 
of checks and balances, long revered by the 
scientific community, has filtered into all 
parts of society. Exponential increases of 
information erupting from the internet ap- 
pears to have pacified people's ability to 
rationally evaluate the comparative merits 
of conflicting data. Instead, feel-good nug- 
gets tailored for their belief systems are be- 
ing embraced and the rest discarded regard- 
less of the source. One unfortunate outcome 
of this phenomenon seems to be the dumb- 
ing down of legitimate movements such as 
women's rights, and activists for gay, minor- 
ity, animal rights, and environmentalist com- 
munities. Why do so many women today 
feel that equality and respect is somehow 
tied to dancing around in the woods burning 
sage, worshiping pagan goddesses and psy- 
chically "healing ' each other? Is belief in 
implausible "New age" themes now a pre- 
requisite of a vegetarian diet? Taking a rad- 
ical position on one issue doesn't compel 
conformity with like minded individuals on 
others. Consensus born axioms bear pre- 
cious little semblance to existential truths! 

Even the historically skeptical punk 
community has been infiltrated to some de- 
gree by the flake virus. The latest incarnation 
of this is the believe in UFO coverup conspir- 
acies with a small but growing number of 
fanzines devoting space to the subject. The 
presumption is that a government repeated- 
ly deceiving the public in the past, must 
invariably do so in perpetuity, no matter 
where the facts lead. Examination of punks' 
initial skeptical legacy shows not only a re- 
jection of hippie ideals, frequently including 
elements of eastern religion combined with 
astral travel type mumbo jumbo, but also a 
healthy mistrust of dogma from the estab- 
lishment. Common themes in 1976-77 punk 
lyrics were disillusionment with convention- 
al employment: "Do you want to make tea at the 
BBC?" - The Clash ("Career Opportunities"), 
and authority: "I'm tired of fucking phonies, 
that's right I'm tiredofyou. Oh no, no, no, no, no, 
no, Mr Suit" - Wire (' Mr Suit"). The anarchy 
in the early punk movement was often less of 
a call for an absence of political authority 
and more of an assault on society's propa- 
ganda. "When I put on my make-up, the pretty 
little mask's not me. That's the way a girl should 
be in a consumer society" - Xray Spex (" Arti- 
ficial"). I lament the demise of the poignant 
lyrics of the past replaced by "Kill the cops" 
or "Fuck government' , and the gradual ero- 
sion of free thought in favor ofconformity. 
(Complaints about UK Subs lyrics please 
address to Mr C. Harper). 

For a moment we saw very clearly; 
certainly we weren't pulled in by the hare 



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O.K. Welcome to 
a small part of 
Switzerland's 
punk rock scene: 
Swiss garage 
punx.Iam Beat- 
Man, singer and 
guitar player for THE 
MONSTERS. Tim from MRR asked me to 
write something about the Swiss punk scene. 
I'm not a very good writer and also I do not 
know everything about Swiss punk, and my 
English is just terrible, but fuck it. read it and 
if you think this is fucking crap I wrote then 
give me a call or fucking write me at the 
Voodoo Rhythm office. 

There are hundreds of bands in Swit- 
zerland, that's right, but a lot of them are 
fucking cover bands from today's favorite 
"punk" acts, and for my taste, bands like that 
are not so interesting. 

Switzerland always had a very good 
but small punk rock, rockabilly, psychobilly 
or garage scene. It's also^a fucking small 
country. But anyway through the ages of rock 
history there were a lot of cool bands, like 
you can see in the sixties where bands like 
THE DYNAMrTES. THE SLAVES or THE SEV- 
ENS ( see Pebbles Vol. 2 7 "Garage. Beat & 
Psych Rarities from Switzerland" or "At the 
Club" comp ) were pretty hip and they were 
fucking garage punks at that time. 

The seventies punk rock explosion start- 
ed in Switzerland a year later than in En- 
gland 1977 with bands like FRESH COLOUR. 
DIETER MEIER. KLEENEX. NASAL BOYS, TNT, 
SPERMA (see Togo Punx" and "Back To 
Front" compilations 1 and tons of other bands. 
Oh yeah and KLEENEX was the first all- 
female punk rock band in Europe. I think. A 
few of the bands sung in Swiss-German but 
also French and most of them sung in En- 
glish. The parents of a few young Swiss kids 
had a lot of money and theyoung Swiss punx 
could go to London with the money of their 
parents to check out what was going on there 
and see all the cool bands of that time like 
THE PISTOLS. THE CLASH. SHAM 69... 

They returned home and started to 
write fanzines. Every little town had one. 
They wrote about the London scene and of 
course the growing Swiss punk scene, and 
about everything that was in the same scene 
as punk rock like reggae or rockabilly. To- 
day's fanzine scene in Switzerland is dead, 
forget about trying to find one. 

Also, the record market in Switzerland 
is very small. If you can sell 500 copies of 
your single then you're cool. That's why Swiss 
records are very hard to find. There were 
always a few good labels, like of course 
Rhythm. Overdose. Record Junkie. Voodoo 
Rhythm, who try to push Swiss bands a bit. 
And there's of course a lot of other bands I 
forgot, do not miss: GIANT ROBOTS, MOPED 
LADS. GG ALLEN A GO GO. LIZARD KID. THE 
IN-SEKT. B.U.R.P.. THE PREACHERS OF THE 
BUTT BALLOON. But anyway, let's start with 
some bands I have some info on: 



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THE MONSTERS. Well that's my band. 
We have several LPs and 7" singles out on 
different labels (Voodoo Rhythm. Record 
Junkie. Mad Driver, Dionysus. G.I. Jungle 

Noise ) and we've toured all over Europe 

a few times. But we began playing our music 
in 1986. It's a mixture between rockabilly 
and brain-fucking mind-bending garage 
punk. 

We did 
squat a house 
near Bern with 
some other I 
bands from jqjg Mr 
around Bern, m 
Thiswasagreat ■ 
place for re- 
hearsing and 
having parties j 
and gigs. At this 
time we used 
to play with a< 
stand up bassj 
and stand up 
drummer- 

Rockabilly Man! Our main influence to make 
music were THE CRAMPS, rockabilly and 
punk rock, and of course the boring Swiss 
music scene. Most of the bands played pop 
rock... or whatever. I call it Top 100 bullshit, 
and lots of bands were singing in Swiss- 
German and had some really politically cor- 
rect statements. Bern was the region that 
most of those bands came from. It was the 
motherfucking headquarters of bad Swiss 
rock. But Bern always had a great punk scene 
from 1977 onwards, bands like GLUEAMS 
or the unforgettable SOTZ -all bands from 
the Bern area. The squatting scene was also 
very important for Bern at that time and also 
now. 

O.K. we did our first record on the 
Bernese label Record Junkie called "Night- 
mares" (an EP) and an LP "Mask" of which 
666 copies were pressed. THE MONSTERS 
are still playing a lot of gigs and touring 
around Europe and putting some new records 
out. 

On the last Italian tour I lost my voice 
so now we have stopped doing THE MON- 



STERS for 1/2 year. 
This time we are play- 
ing as a surf band 
called THE SKELETON 
SURFERS, with THE 
MONSTERS line up 
and a guest guitar 
player. Mitch Skele- 
ton. Look out for a 
new MONSTERS LP/ 
CD beginning in '98 
on G.I. Records in 
San Francisco. 

The band: Janosh 
- bass. Beat-Man - 
guitars/vox. Di Put- 
to -drums. Records: 

1988 "Night- 
mares" 7" EP, 

1989 "Masks" LP. 
1990 "The Hunch" LP. 1995 "Psych Out With 
Me" 1 0" LP. 1 996 "Youth Against Nature" LP 
and there are a lot of singles out. Contact: 
Voodoo Rhythm Records c/o B. Zeller. Lan- 
gasstrasse 57. 3012 Bern, Switzerland, fax 
41 31 302 5286. E-Mail: VoodooRhythm 
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THE PEACOCKS formed 6 or 7 years 
ago. THE PEACOCKS, a band from Winterthur 
( northeast) do a mixture of rock-a-psycho- 
billy. ska, and old and new punk. This is very 
unique, they're probably the only band doing 
this. They already did a few singles and one 
LP called "Come With Us" that is very interest- 
ing. You have some pure psychobilly tracks 
and great ska on it and even they can play the 
Childish beat. They've done about 200 shows 
until now and even did a three week tour 
through Canada and the USA last Sept/Oct. 
Now these boys have a a new record contract 
with a US label. I forgot their fucking name 
but anyway. I'm sure this will be a killer LP. 
I already heard some new songs at their gigs 
around...big fun! 

The band: Hasu - guitar/vox. Simon: 
double bass/vox. Toni: drums. Records: 
1993 "Red Sun" 7". 1995 ".Good and Hon- 
est" 7". 1995 "Just Like You" 7". 1995 
"Come With Us" 1 2" LP and lots of tracks on 
different compilation albums. Contact: Leech 
Records c/o Benno Riedmann. P.O. Box 154. 
8042 Zurich. Switzerland. 



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ROY 4 THE DEVILS MOTORCYCLE are 

for me the best band Switzerland has had for 
years. They started playing 6 or 7 years ago 
as a standard. "Back From the Grave" garage 
band. They always loved voodoo, rock'n'roll, 
blues and punk together. They were special 
and abnormal back then and now. 

After those garage years they decided 
to take some drugs, and listen to THE SPACE- 
MEN 3. The result was destroying. After using 
too much of that stuff. THE ROYS recorded 
the 7" single. "Spongeman" for the Voodoo 
Rhythm compilation. "Garage Punk Primitive 
Rock'n'Roll and Psychotic Reaction from 
Switzerland '. That was something absolutely 
different from the other bands- it was fuck- 
ing psychedelic and on the other hand fuck- 
ing punk, two things that don't usually fit 
together. A year later they went into the 
studio again and recorded "A Long Summer 
Dream" for Record Junkie. OK. now THE 
ROYS got more into blues and rockabilly 
records, and it's just far out when you see 
them, all over the place smoke, skulls, skel- 
etons, and weird noises from the band... I'm 
almost 100% sure this band has a big future, 
they are what other bands want to be. They 
have their own sound, their own songs, they 
look good on stage and they have a cult 
around them. Out now is their new 10" LP 
"Good Morning Blues'" on Voodoo Rhythm 
Records. 

The band: The Roys are brothers Kat & 
Olivier. Records: 1994 "Spongeman "7". 1996 
"A Long Summer Dream" 7", 1997 "Good 
Morning Blues 10" LP. Contact: Voodoo 
Rhythm. 



FEEBLES are a bunch of individual- 
ists from different cities of Switzer- 
land (Montreux and Baden), but 
their headquarters is in Bienne. That's 
in between the German and French 
speaking part of Switzerland. They 
have to talk both kinds of languages 
to buy a bottle of beer.... The band 
started in 1993 and did their first 
single in 1 995 ( split with THE PEA- 
COCKS ) . The sound of THE FEEBLES 
is a pretty influenced by mid '80s 
garage. "70s punk rock, and '60s 
psychedelic mid-twisters beat. Diego 
Tongolas Hammond's organ and 
Aebi's guitar sound is very important for their 
music. They also do a lot of. gigs in Switzer- 
land and around. They're pretty well known 
in Italy I think. Aebi also has a side project 
called ANIMAL BOYS and guess what they 
do? RAMONES covers, but these guys are 
totally hot. Diego went to Australia now. 
hunting some kangaroos ( how do you spell 
this fucking word?) If you like power garage 
punk power pop this is your band! 

The band: Pat vox Benoit - vox. Aebi - 
guitars. Pasku - drums. Filou the Barfly - bass. 
Diego T Hammond - organ. Records: 1994 
"Hell of Love" 7", 1996 Til be Yours" 7". 
1996 "Hit the Road" 7". 1997 "You Gonna 
Burn" 7". Contact: Pat "Vox" Benoit. Rue Heil- 
mann 49. 2502 Bienne. Switzerland. 






THE FEEBLES Just like the puppets in 
Peter Jackson's adult "Mupped show" THE 



TAB HUNTER O.K hold onto your pants 
! ! This band is surely mad. Two 
men ( ? ) . Ron and Randy Hunter 
from Winterthur and girl drum- 
mer Kinky Hunter from Bern. They 
started making music a few years 
ago and had a band calls THE 
ORBITKINGS this was a mid "80s 
garage punk influenced combo 
with lots of bones around their 
necks and Vox guitars in their 
hands, but after a while this was to 
boring for them. The band split up 
and the two guitar players Ron 
and Randy decided to form a new 
band but didn't find the musicians 

for that, so they started as a two man band. 

Pure primitive rock'nYoll garage punk is 



what they are playing. They did a few gigs in 
the CH.... really wild and fucked up! ! After 
playing a few times together with Lightning 
Beat-Man they met Kinky Hunter. The Tab 
Hunters found out that she cooks excellent 
spaghetti, and that was the main reason they 
played with Kinky. TAB HUNTER also were on 
The Bad Taste Rock n Roll Trash Revue", 
toured around Europe which was very exit- J 
ing for them, and did a Spanish tour last year, j 
TAB HUNTER are definitely the Worst Band 
in the World that's for sure, for one they can , 
not play and for two they look stupid, and 
that was a reason enough for Voodoo Rhythm 
to put a single out of those katz. 

Records: 1996 "Drink. Fuck & Drive" 
7", 1997 Jerk Off 7". Contact: GeriGermann, 
Bachtelstrasse 46. 8500 Winterthur. Swit- 
zerland. 




LIGHTNING BEAT-MAN. the king of 
wrestling rock'n'roll, the bastard son from 
Elvis and Tura Satana (NME 1990). I the 
one-man band is again a side project from 
THE MONSTERS. 

On my triptoLos Angeles backin 1992 
I went to the barrios there in East LA and shit 
like that. There were a lot of Mexican shops, 
and one of them had wrestling masks. I 
bought one of Mil Masceras who was and still 
is a big lucha libre hero in Mexico and the US 
too. O.K. I came back to Switzerland. At this 
time the band BISHOPS DAUGHTER was pret- 
ty hip. they had a record rehearsal party, 
where I could play as the one-man band. 
BISHOPS DAUGHTER went on a tour of Ger- 
many and I was their roadie...and support act 
for this two weeks. I also did driver, roadie 
and support act for two whole European 
tours for THE SWINGING NECKBREAKERS. 

LIGHTNING BEAT-MAN was touring a 
lot. I did over 200 gigs in 3 years, playing 
alone as a support act. I played in the Bad 
Taste Rock'n'Roll Trash Revue with live wres- 
tling and all other kinds of crap. LIGHTNING 
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at the very same moment. O.K. it's based on 
songs but it's free, not fucking free jazz you 
fuckface. free in what's happening at the 
moment, everything you can do that you 
want. Sometimes it's getting a bit extreme, 
like getting beat up and destroying the guitar 
on stage, braking noses and stuff. A LIGHT- 
NING BEAT-MAN show is a total parody on 
everything and has some live wrestling action 
against his enemy Duro Duro. 

There are a few singles out on several 
labels around the world and a 10"LP on 




Record Junkie called 'Wrestling Rock'n'Roll". 
Records: 1994 "Wrestling Rock'n'Roll" 10 "LP 
and something like 1 5 singles up til now. and 
a video film -"A Hardly Walking Soul" ( PAL) . 
The band: Lightning Beat-Man -guitar/shoe 
box. 

WICKED are from Uster. that's in the 
east part of the country. They were one of the 
early "second generation" punk bands. They 
started playing in 1987 and in 1988 they 
went to record a 1 2" mini LP "Dawn of the 
Wicked" for Sick Records ( not the German 
label ) . The line up is always changing except 
Stan. He is the man behind WICKED. On the 
other guitar is Hasu from THE PEACOCKS and 
on drums Beni from Zurich's crossover com- 
bo CRANK. Their sound is pretty punk like 
you can hear on their records they do a lot of 
their own songs but they also do covers. Like 
they did a great version of Teenage Kicks" by 
THE UNDERTONES. 

In 1996 WICKED went to THE PEA- 
COCKS rehearsal room to record their newest 
4 song EP 7" witch is fucking hot fast punk 
rock, and put it out on Stan's own label Leech 
Records. The band is not playing a lot of gigs, 
they are pretty lazy Swiss cheese fuckers. 
They played around 50 gigs in ten years!!! 
And they did a Czech Republic tour in 1994. 
They played with bands like VOODOO GLOW 
SKULLS. H.D.Q.. and DEE DEE RAMONE. 

Records: 1988 Mini LP "Dawn of the 
Wicked". 1989 2 songs for the Avalange 
compilation. 1992 U room tape. 1996 4 
song EP on Leech Records. Contact: Stan 
Karsai. Neuwiesenstrasse 27. 8610 Uster. 



Switzerland. 

THE DEAD COBAINS started on 
April 8. 1 994. Tiger ( ex MONSTERS. 
ARMADILLOS) knew Rez ( ex-DEAD 
PEPPERMINT) and they both knew 
Peppe ( ex-MONSTERS ) and that was 
a big reason to start a band i think. 
And this Cobain guy also died in this 
year i think. They rented a rehearsal 
room in a atomic bunker where they 
recorded "Hate You" that appeared 
on the Voodoo Rhythm 7" compila- 
tion "Dink 
Winkerton 
Presenz". 
Hate You is 
the only 
song they 
recorded 
so far. but 
they plan to 
record a 
full LP. that 
will come 
out on 
Pep p e's 
own 
Record 
Junkie la- 
bel. People 
mostly call their 
sound punk garage 
grunge but they call 
it whatever they want. 

The band: Tiger - bass. Peppe - drums. 
Rez - guitars. Records: 1996 "Hate You" 7". 
Contact: Record Junkie. Kramgasse 8. Post- 
fach. 3000 Bern 8. Switzerland. 

VEN- 
DETTA is the 
punk rock 
sensation 
that's sweep- 
ing the na- 
tion ! ! ! Zur- 
ich is the 
most impor- 
tant and big- 
gest city for 
rock culture 
in Switzer- 
land and it's 
also the 
headquar 
ters of Swiss 
hardcore, 
but I do not 
care about 
that. In Zuricn mere are a lot ot great punK 
rock bands too. VENDETTA are one of them. 
Formedin 1990 bychildhoodfriendsSylvain. 
Marino and Alain. VENDETTA soon became 
the most popular live act around Zurich. 
Switzerland, a megalopolis inhabited by over 
1 million people! Originating from the eco- 
nomically undeveloped and socially unstable 
slums of the city, the incredible foursome's 
situation and attitude can only be compared 
to the original spirit of rumble and revolu 




tion that was in the air during the glorious 
early days of punk rock and new wave music 
in London. England in the late 70s. 

Although VENDETTA today are a very 
famous and well respected band, they do not 
behave like superstars unlike HENRY ( Hank ) 
ROLLINS or the Kelly Family. They still think 
they're no different from their audience: 




ordinary down-to-earth working class pals 
with a sense of humor and a big heart, an 
attitude we can see clearly in the fact that 
they still want to be known only under their 
simple forenames. I think that sez it all!! 

The band: Sylvain - guitars. Marino - 
drums. Bergi - vox. Alain - bass. Records: 
1994 "Ride On" 5 song double EP. 1995 
"Kill All Nazis 7". Contact: Tattoo Rebels. 
Backerstrasse 56. 8004 Zurich. Switzerland. 

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Hi! my name is Nene Allro and I run this label. 
Teenager In a Box. here in Brazil. I'm doing this short scene 
report because people from foreign countries always have 
wrong ideas, thinking there's no punk/hardcore scene here 
anymore and that everything ended here in the 80s. Well, 
actually. Brazil has a great punk scene. Let's start talking about 
the newest releases here. 

My label has just put out the DANCE OF DAYS 6-song 
CD and the DOMINATRIX CD. DANCE OF DAYS is a band formed 
by members from SAFARI HAMBURGERS. AGAINE. SMALL TALK 
and the ex-singer of PERSONAL CHOICE I me ) . DOMINATRIX is 
the first Riot Grrl band from Brazil and their CD "Girl Gathering" 
is the first release of a female band into a real struggle. You can 
write my address and get more information about them. We're 
putting out in some weeks a compilation named "Spirit" with 
four old-school hardcore bands: KANGAROOS IN TILT. FULL 
TIME ANOTHER SIDE, and ADJUSTMENT. We've also signed the 
emo-band LANDSCAPE and they will record their first CD by 
September. Anyway, write: Teenager In a Box: Caixa Postal 2 S / 
Sao Paulo/ SP/ Cep 01059970/ Brazil. 

The 358 Records has put out great tapes from 
GARAGE FUZZ. SMALL TALK and FIGMENT. GARAGE FUZZ is 




Brazilian's most popular band these days and they really deserve 
it! They had a debut CD some years ago on Roadrunner but they 
went back to indie labels ( yeah!!! I and are preparing a brand 
new CD on Spice Records. SMALL TALK is one of the most 
powerful melodic bands here and you should check out their 
demo tape (if you couldn't check their great tracks on 96s 
"Monday Isn't A Bad Day At All" compilation ) . I saw FIGMENT 
playing once this year and they're really great. They seems like 
something between SENSEFIELD and FARSIDE. You really should 
write to 358 Records - Caixa Postal 21358/ SP/ Cep 
04602970/ Brazil. 

Another label which is putting out good records is 
Orphan Records who ve put out BEACH LIZARDS. SONIC SEX 
PANIC and the great DREAD FULL Being honest. I've not checked 
the two first CD'syet I but they seem great! ) but this DREAD FULL 
CD is a masterpiece for the lovers of FACE TO FACE. They're from 
Belo Honzonte/MG. about 8 hours from Sao Paulo, but I had the 
opportunity to check them out live twice and it was really great. 
Write to Orphan Records at Caixa Postal 3515/ Santos/ SP/ 
Cep 11050990/ Brazil. 

The 100% Skate Magazine (the most important 



skate magazine in Brazil) has put out a cool 
compilation with GARAGE FUZZ REMAINING. 
AGAINE. PIN UPS. DREAD FULL BARNEYS. PRIMAL 
THERAPY. WHITE FROGS. NITROMINDS and 
SNOOZE The compilation is named 100TRIFUGA 
and you should get il by writing to 100X Skate 
Magazine - a/c Ale Vianna/ Rua Inacio Pereira 
Leao. 185/ Sao Paulo/ SP/ Cep 04125130/ 
. Brazil, tel. (011) 5910287. 

Speaking about melodic hardcore. Bra- 
zilian melody "kings" DEAD FISH are back and now 
they're singing in Portuguese. They're recording 
their first CD but I don't know exactly how things 
are going because they live in Vitoria/ES and that 
means they're 6 hours far away from here. But 
please, write to DEAD FISH - a/c Rodrigo/ R. 
Moacir Avidos. 1 4 1 /604 / P. do Canto/ Vitoria/ 
ES/ Cep 29057230/ Brazil. 

There's a great project by Lab Records 
from Londrina/PR. They put out their "HC Scene 
Vol. I" compilation where 1 bands sent their DAT 
and money and shared a common CD ( the same 
scheme of SP's "Monday" compilation). The first 
bands were GRITOS DE ODIO. MUKEKA DE RATO. HEFFER and 
some others. Now they're preparing the "HC Scene Vol. 2" and 
they say that this lime they will makea30band compilation. You 
can inform yourself by writing to Lab Records/ Caixa Postal 
990/ Londrina - PR/ Cep 86001970/ Brazil, tel 
(043 ) 3246953 orEmailthemathcscene@sercomtel.com.br. 
And this is the greatest news I was waiting to speak 
of: OLHO SECO is back and have a NEW CD out ! 1 1 It's fantastic! 
I can't wait to check out their live show. The last time I saw them 
live was in 1 986 and I was tooyoung to remember !! IThe same 
label. Gravacoes Sem Qualidade. has put out the "Grito 
Suburbano" legendary compilation now in CD with COLERA. 
INOCENTES and OLHO SECO (plus many live bonus tracks), 
repressed the classic OLHO SECO "Botas. Fuzis. Capaceles" album 
in CD format and are preparing the historical "0 Comeco Do Fim 
DoMundo" 1982 compilation inCDIIIThevocals of OLHO SECO 
are also singing for ULSTER who is back from ashes too! Write 
and get yours before it disappears: Gravacoes Sem Qualidade 
Records - c/o Fabio R. Sampaio/ Caixa Postal 344/ Macedo - 
Guarulhos - SP/ Cep 071 11970/ Brazil. 

If you can read Portuguese we have great fanzines 
out too: Screaming for Change N°3\s out now. It's a straightedge 
and hardcore zine made by two girls and has many cool 
interviews and articles. You can reach them at Caixa Postal 2 5/ 
Sao Paulo - SP/ Cep 01059970/ Brazil. Some other great 
fanzines here are Musidealistas (from Belo Horizonte/ MG 
(I've liked this a lot 1 ): Caixa Postal 1350/ Belo Honzonte 
MG/ Cep 30120080/ Brazil. 77ie Crew ( from Curitiba/ PR ) : 
R. do Camacuan. 1 50/ Uberaba - Cuntiba PR/ Cep 8 1 550360/ 
Brazil. Kaostica ( absolutely great Riot Grrl fanzine made by the 
DOMINATRIX girls): R. Arizona. 198/ Casa 4/ Sao Paulo SP/ 
Cep 04567030/ Brazil. Mortoi Pelas Propria! Espadas (per- 
sonal straightedge zine ): Caixa Postal 68/ Pirassununga - SP/ 
Cep 1 3630970/ Brazil. Friendship ( also from Belo Honzone/ 
MG with many pages! ) : Caixa Postal 86/ Belo Horizonte - MG/ 
Cep 30161970/ Brazil, and many, many others . . . 

I guess we're back to having great shows here 
because we've passed through a big separation age and many 
people, bands and zines broke ground here. I guess now people 
are starting to respect their differences here and have learned 
that nobody has the obligation to be the way others expect them 
to be. People are doing their own shit here and you should see 
it not as an aberration but as a place where people don't live in 
trees and walk naked with monkeys on the streets. Many bands 
like FUGAZI. SICK OF IT ALL SHELTER and MADBALL have 
checked out this scene. Now I'm organizing TURMOIL'S tour here 
so then you can ask them how things were here. Thanks foryour 
attention and please get in touch with the labels, bands, zines 
and people from here. See ya! 

(Most of the pictures were taken by Francesco 
Coppola and extracted from Screaming for Change fanzine. ) 





that our country is too far away from the USA. but maybe some 
of you will be interested to check out what" s really going on here. 
So read and if you want more information, just write us! Bulgaria 
is situated between Romania. Yugoslavia. Macedonia. Greece, 
and Turkey with the Black Sea on the east. It is a small country 
with about 8.000.000 citizens. A few years ago 1 1 989 ) the 
communists gave up the power and now we've already spent 8 
years as a "democratic" country. Sadly. Bulgaria is one of the 
poorest countries in Europe. The hyperinflation of our currency 
( the lev) ate all our savings: what was left was stolen by the 




Hello, all you MRR readers! This scene report will try 
to give you some idea of what's happening in Bulgaria. We know 



politicians, so here we are. trying to find a way to survive. The 
standard of living is extremely low - for one month of work 
people still get about $20 - $30. Money is not enough even for 
food, as some survey proved that almost 9 1 % of the population 
doesn't get enough money to cover their needs ( food A bills ) . 
We have a lot of unemployed people. Most of the 
factories don t work, because nobody has money to buy their 
products. The shops are either empty or full to the maximum, 
but very expensive. I guess it's really magic to survive on $20 per 
month for everything. In January '97 the whole country rose 
against the old socialist government and now we have a new 
one. I really doubt if it is a change of a crucial importance, and 
I'm a bit pessimistic about the future of my country. In these days 
we have seen the collapse of a society, something I don't wish 
on anybody. I believe this society needs some radical changes, 
not just a cosmetic change at the top. 
I bet it would be really hard even for somebody who lives in 
Europe to name a few ( or at least one ) Bulgarian punk or 
hardcore bands. When the punk movement in the 70s/80's 
exploded in the UK/USA. Bulgaria was a closed police state 
There were only very few people who knew what was 
happening on the outside. Rock music was officially banned, 
there were no concerts, no releases, nothing. No one was able 
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some bands who played silly pop songs on their albums and 
hard rock in their live concerts, since no one was that brave to 
release a hard rock record. 

Almost until the end of the 1 980 s all concerts were 
like mini-wars between the fans and the twice more cops 
(defending god knows who and why). People who looked 
unusual (long hair or something similar) were given a lot of 
trouble ( "...don't come to school one more time with that long 
hair!..." ) . Every cop on the street had the right to lake you to the 
police station and do whatever he wanted with you. There were 
no music magazines or newspapers. Nothing was really happen- 
ing. Most of the young bands were playing hard rock ( DEEP 
PURPLE. LED ZEPPELIN... ) and that was everything. A tape with 
60 min. recording of IRON MAIDEN or KISS cost almost it's value 
in gold. Anybody who had vinyl was considered almost superhu- 
man, because he had access to the "forbidden music". 

Things started to change with the "Perestnoka" 
thing, started in the USSR by Gorbachev. So. somewhere in '85 
- '87 the first hands who wanted to be different appeared. The 
situation was almost the same, but people felt they were given 
more freedom and tried to use it. The youth communist 
association ( DKMS ) organized the first rock gigs. Suddenly 
thecommunist party became really friendly towards rock music 
and what it was supposed to mean. These days were really 
glorious and I'm really happy I was able to experience some of 
bands this newly gained freedom gave birth to. More and more 




punks were getting into the movement. Everybody was really 
united. I mean there were no limits -you could have seen punks 
and metal heads drinking together, going to gigs together. There 
were no limits, as people knew they were doing it for them- 
selves, they felt the freedom and wanted to do something 
different. It was really an expression of freedom to have long 
hair, to wear a band T shirt, lo have a tape with some foreign 
bands. 

These were the years I first got into punk, so I can't 
forget when I first heard the SEX PISTOLS. CLASH, EXPLOITED... 
already washed up by the music industry in the West, but so 
exciting and new for my country. The first ( almost legendary ) 
punk bands appeared and u is really a pity that many of those 
early recordings were not kept. The first generation of punk 
bands appeared somewhere '85-89 and it was a glorious lime. 
The bands had a lot lo say and they were saying it not in the most 
pleasant way for the state. 

One of the first punk bands here was D.D.T. They 
recorded 2 demos and disappeared somewhere. It's surpris- 




ingly good and original stuff sing-along or 
pogo punk. They had anti-war. political 
lyrics and clever songs ( some of them ) . 
The quality of the demos are quite bad. but 
they're very rare. Unfortunately. I don't 
know much about the people who played. 
CONTROLstarted around 1 988 
and exist even now. They used to play some 
very enjoyable pogo punk with unusual 
influences ( keyboards and folk rhythms ) . 
Their first official release was a split LP 
with NEW GENERATION. After that. CON- 
TROL released 6 more tapes up until now 
and the last one has a CD version too. Sadly, 
after the second tape they got really wa- 
tered down and went too far from what I 
usually consider as punk. The fifth tapewas 
released with the help of Marlboro Music, 
so it is not something they can be proud of. 
I guess they were almost like THE SEX 
PISTOLS - inspiring and very controversial at certain times of 
their career. Certainly a band who needs to be checked out 
( especially the old stuff ) . 

NEW GENERATION existed in various forms and 
names between '85'93. They were the band who started the 
underground movement here. They did the split LP with 
CONTROL and released lots of other tapes. They had a huge 
following. The music was a sort of post punk/cold wave thing 
with really sad and clever lyrics. Dimitar Voev. the leader of NEW 
GENERATION, had a lot of side projects, which are extremely 
rare and worth getting, as the music of bands like KALE VOZEK 
I CHUGRA. and ABSOLIUTNO NACHINAESTI were truly original 
and are worth checking out even now. Sadly. Dimitar Voev died 
in 1992 and after his death the band continued as ART 
GENERATION, but they weren't that successful. You can contact 
the NEW GENERATION fan club at P.O. Box 2. Sofia 1505. 
Bulgaria. It is run by his wife and they distribute a wide range 
of very interesting music, videos, records... 

REVIEW started as a side project of NEW GENERA 
TION ( under the name KALE, at first ) . but after they were joined 
by Milena they became one of the most original Bulgarian bands 
of the '80s. They released one split LP with Milena and recently 
somebody put out a tape featuring their best known songs plus 
some rarities. Music wise, it was really original, sing-along, post 
punk... well. I don't know exactly how to describe it. Very good 
lyrics and simply great music. Unfortunately REVIEW broke up 
after 2 years of existence. Theyalso did a movie called "Waterfall 
Manager", which includes live footage from some of their gigs 
plus interviews and more. I have it. so if anybody wants to have 
a copy they should write me. That band 

gave birth to the female "star" of Bulgarian punk - Milena. 
Personally. I have always disliked her music/attitude because 
she proved with all her deeds that what she did was only 
following Western fashion. She started with REVIEW, then 
continued with ERA and ORION. After that she started a solo 
career and finally escaped (emmigrated) to the UK Milena 
released 2 LP's ( the split one with REVIEW and a solo one called 
"Ha Ha" ) and 3 CD's/tapes. Her last album is complete crap, as 
she had "progressed" too much, after living for a couple years in 
the UK. I think she was labeling herself as "punk", because this 
was the fashion, then she turned it into US rock/glam. and now 
she is playing with the idea of alternative-metal core (...?l). 
Anyhow, she is quite famous over here. 

ERA were also one of 
the first legendary bands 
here. I saw them live and 
they were great. The music 
was sort of thrashy punk, 
with clever lyrics -very good 
and inspiring. After the split 
LP with CONCURRENT (stu- 
pid heavy metal band), 
their singer/guitarist left 
and soon ERA became a 
macho-mosh type of band, 
playing thrashy metal/core 
music ( quite dumb ) . With 
this line up they did several 
more tapes and a CD. I'm 
not sure if they still exist as 
a band. 

Another band that ap- 
peared at that lime was 
HOLERA good Bulgarian 
punk. They split up without 
releasing anything, re- 
formed in 1995. did one 




cassette album (which by the way is complete crap, and has 
nothing to do with their old stuff ). and split up again. 

VIOLETOV GENERAL started back in the 80' s with 
their strange and dark music, rooted steadily in punk, but they 
chose another way to express their anger. They did one CD and 
countless tape releases. Check them out if you want to hear 
something really original. 

Another interesting band was AVE MARIA - good 
punk with Rotten-wannabe vocals. They did several gigs and 
split up. I have their only demo recordings. These were all bands 
from Sofia - the capital city of Bulgaria. 

At the same time Varna had the brilliant band 
TARAN. who did one tape in 1988 and split up shortly after. 
Good 77 styled punk rock. It's available from me. by the way. 
PTTIL are an EXPLOITED type of band from Varna too. but they 
don't have anything released ( at least I have only a live gig 
recorded on a tape ) . I saw them in 1 995. at the first Varna punk 
Fest. but I didn't quite enjoy their macho attitude. ABORT are 
also from Varna - pogo punk with lyrics that may be a bit 
offensive to some PC guys, but it's good stuff. 

One of the longest running punk bands appeared in 
1988 in the small town Kurdziali which is near the Turkish 
border. This band is called KOKOSHA GLAVA and they play solid 
UK '8? punk. I released their first tape in 1996 and also I am 
acting something like a "manager" for them, so anyone who is 
interested to hear KOKOSHA GLAVA should contact me or the 
singer of the band: Petko Dimitrov. Kurdziali 6300. Osmi Mart 
42, Bulgaria, 

Another cool band was UZZU from Gabrovo fast 
tuneful punk with female vocals. They existed for several years, 
recorded several tapes and once John Peel took their only studio 
master-tape to play it on the BBC. so all they have left are 2 
demos. Great stuff! There were other bands at that time, but I 
am not able to tell you more besides a few more names like 
KPMD I Bourgas I and CORROSION I Plovdiv I .... who left names 
and no recordings. 

So when the '90s came, we faced back and saw a 
few good LP's, a few really promising bands left in the under- 
ground, because of being loo political ( or something like that ) 
and then .... things changed really fast at that time. The years '90 
'93 were a dead period for the scene. No new bands. Most of the 
old ones went either to make money or started playing really 
crappy music. The sudden change I political and economical... ) 
left us not knowing what to do. There was no more interest in 
PUNK ROCK as we saw the world collapsing in front of us and 
most of us didn't really care. It was fashionable to be a glam rock 
guy or a scary 80s thrash metal fan. Everything we had gained 
was totally wasted. Everything went to pieces and needed so 
much lime to recover. There was nothing happening, no punk 
gigs, no new people. It felt almost like the end for the Bulgarian 
underground. 

And whai happened then? Suddenly, one day punk 
was once again fashionable The mass media took it over and 
it became the biggest commercial success. The money minded 
policies of the music labels supported such stupid bands as 
HIPODIL I sexisl shit calling themselves "punks" - one of the 
biggest commercial successfools I . CONTROLwent loo commer- 
cial. SRAM E POZOR followed the path of HIPODIL - again stupid 
sexist lyncs. but it seems this sells very well here. 

Fortunately some great bands were born at the same 
time. CONFRONT played great Oi/punk with some hardcore 
influences. They did a few tape releases and I disrnbute their last 
one. Also they have a day oui on a CD by Retch Records (UK). 
Unfortunately CONFRONT doesn't exist anymore. Another great 
band from Varna was DISSIDENT fast anarcho punk. They have 
a few tapes out. but split up not long ago. JUST A PRODUCT are 
also from Varna. They can be compared to the BUZZCOCKS. but 



without their poppy edge- You can contact them at: Rostislav 
Hristov. Baba Rada 22. Varna 9001. Bulgaria. I also distribute 
their demo. THE SECOND NATIONAL NOTHING ( Plovdiv ) were 
also a good band, but they split up after recording their only 
demo. KOKOSHA GLAVA are still playing, and maybe will have a 
song on a world punk compilation LP. released by Teenage 
Rebel (Germany). 

As I told you punk is getting fashionable, so here and 
there are new bands. Some of them are shitty GREEN DAY 
copies lasting only one day. but some others show a lot of 
promise. Time will tell... 

Now I should give the column over to Alex, who will 
try to present the latest things happening here. I This is especially 
for the hardcore freaks out therein ) : 

Hi everybodyl My name is Alex and I sing in the 
Bulgarian hardcore band LAST HOPE andlalsodothe Rise and 
Shine fanzine. With the next lines I will try to tell you everything 
or at least the most important things about the hardcore 
community in our small and beautiful country Bulgaria. First. I 
want to say that we have some great bands over here and you'd 
better check them out if you want to know where the future of 
the hardcore movement is heading. Second. I also want to say 
that our scene is absolutely underground. 100% DIY. totally 
"independent". Which means no clubs to play at, no places to 
rehearse, no major labels, no "independent" labels, no CD or 
vinyl releases (only cassettes), no support from local or non- 
local radio-stations, no support from musical magazines and 
newspapers, no money, no profits... etc.. etc. So. that s why I 
consider the so called "scene" over here as really hardcore. Poor 
and proud! We are just a bunch of friends trying to build 
something from nothing. Anyway, enough with the cheap talk 
now I'm gonna give you some information abou.1 the bands. 

The Bulgarian hardcore scene is located mainly in 
two towns - Sofia and Varna. Let's start with Varna CONFRONT 
is maybe the first real and active punk/hardcore band in 
Bulgana. They were a great band, but sadly split up after several 
years existence. Their cassette-album "Destiny" is available cool 
punk/hardcore in the vein of DISCHARGE, with Bulgarian lyrics. 
Good old classic UK style. 

Next is FACE UP from Sofia - the first STRAIGHT EDGE 
outfit over here. They still play, but are not sXe anymore Their 
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scene. In 1994 FACE UP recorded their first demo, which was 
pretty good, but it's not available anymore. They also have 4 
songs on the split tape with LAST HOPE, released at the end of 
1996. Their new material really kicks ass! NY influenced hardcore 
powerful and angry with very clever lyrics. Soon FACE UP will 
enter the studio to record an album, which should be released 
by Rise 4 Shine Productions I RSP I . By the way. RSP is a small 
DIY label, run by me ( Alex ) and Delian from FACE UP. Our first 
release is the FACE UP/LAST HOPE split tape, and the second one 
is an INCRIMINALdemo tape ( both tapes have a full color cover 
including lyrics, pictures and the other usual stuff). 

Anyway, next comes LAST HOPE from Sofia this is 
my band and I can describe our music as old school hardcore 
with some other influences. We have played for more than 3 
years and at the time we started, there were no other hardcore 
bands, except FACE UP. so that's why we can be considered the 
first real hardcore outfit over here. A demo tape was released 
in 1995. which we don't like very much ( because of the bad 
sound and production quality, etc. I and the split tape LAST 
HOPE/FACE UP in 1996. We also have songs on a couple of 
compilations, plus there are 2 songs on the "United and Strong" 
CD-comp. released by Street Sound Records. Probably there will 
be a split 7" EP with the German band BRICK, but that's not for 
sure yet. Also, we are about to finish the recording of our album 
"Stand Together", which contains 1 1 pure hardcore songs in the 
typical LAST HOPE style! Check it out. if you like fast, energetic 
hardcore with a lot of intensity and stng-alongs! It will be 
released by RSP for Bulgana and we re trying to find an honest 
foreign label that can put our stuff on CD/vinyl. If anyone is 
interested, please contact me: Alexander Boydjiev, Dede Agach 




1 7. bl. I?, apt. 36. Sofia 
1408. Bulgana. 

Ok. next 
comes MEANSTREAM 
from Varna -this is one 
of the best bands over 
here. They play power- 
ful and aggressive mid- 
tempo hardcore with 
very clever lyrics. They 
have a demo tape out 
and 4 songs on a CD 
compilation released by 
Yann Boisleve 

( France ) . Some new 
material should be ex 
pected in the near fu- 
ture. 

STRATEGY 
X are very cool guys 
from Sofia their music 
is fast, old school sXe/ 
HC with a punk touch. A 
demo tape is available, 
which is quite good 
(with Bulgarian lyncs ) . The new songs are in English and show 
a big progress in the band. Very promising! They also should be 
recording some new material soon. 

FORWARD was a cool band from Sofia playing more 
melodic HC/punk stuff, but they broke up and transformed into 
STAND STRONG, which was also a good band, but after some 
time they broke up too. Unfortunately both bands have nothing 
recorded in the studio, except maybe some live tracks. The 
singer of FORWARD, who was a drummer in STAND STRONG, 
now plays drums in HUMAN MASK this is a band which has 
existed for a long period of time ( much longer than most of the 
bands mentioned here ), but hasn't recorded any stuff yet. Hope 
to hear some great music from them soon! Their singer/bass- 
player Emil played bass in LAST HOPE for some time. 

TURN-DOWN is a comparatively new band featuring 
the ex-LAST HOPE bass player. Their demo is out now with ihe 
strange name "Life's Like Two Faced Angry Yo-Yo" it's a heavy, 
new school "edge", quite metallic at some places, but worth 
checking out if you like that kind of brutal HC. SILENCEBREAK 
was a good band from Varna, with members of various other 
bands from that area, which don t exist anymore. Not much to 
say about them. INCRIMINAL from Sofia play NY influenced 
moshing HC. and their demo is Ihe second release of RSP ( again 
full color cover, lyrics, etc... ) . They aren't a new band, but this 
is their first official release. By Ihe way their bass player/singer 
Dobromir now plays bass in LAST HOPE. INDIGNITY is another 
cool band from Varna, playing strong and convincing NY 
hardcore. They have a demo-tape out and a split tape with 
OUTRAGE. OUTRAGE are from Varna too. and play music similar 
to INDIGNITY and MEANSTREAM. DIVORCED FRIENDS make a 
very strange and interesting mixture of emo/punk/HC and 
some other non-standard musical ideas plus very clever and 
poetic lyrics. They have a demo, which is the most DIY release I 
have ever seen/heard and it's definitely worth checking out. 

The last band in this report has the strange name 
CATCH AS CATCH CAN - they're a very young band and I don t 
know much about them, except that they have one ex LAST 
HOPE member ( llko. who is also in TURN DOWN ) and one 
present LAST HOPE member ( Ivo guitar ) . From what I heard 
they sound like some brutal HC stuff. 

0k that's it. These are the active bands that I know. 
This is what we call hardcore: this is what we call the Bulgarian 
hardcore scene. Of course, there are a lot of other bands, which 
label themselves "hardcore", but it doesnt mean they really 
understand what it's all about. All of the above mentioned bands 
and people are friends or at least we know each other. And that s 
the way it should be. Unity and respect! So check it out and we 
hope you'll like it! . 

The "new" hardcore bands that Alex presented you 
are just what is the new sound of the Bulgarian underground 
scene nowadays. There are a few "zmes really existing here. The 
only hardcore/punk oriented zine is Alex's Rite and Shine A guy 
named Jordan is doing a newslener called Never Again, which 
deals mainly with straight edge, veganism and other stuff... Also. 
Counter Attack n a cool fanzine, dealing with a lot of different 
styles of underground music and an. mainly with death metal, 
but rhe guy who does it is very open minded, so you can wnte 
him for more information 

There are no gig places, unless you count the crappy 
rock pubs, who are notonous for their expensive prices and 
bullshit atmosphere. If somebody wants to play in Bulgaria, 
please contact Alex or me. Bur now we can provide only food 



and a place to stay. Not that many foreign bands have ever 
played here, in fact no foreign punk or hardcore band has ever 
played in Bulgana. It's your time to come and play here, huh?! "1 

There are no punk labels, meaning no big ones who 
deal with punk in the punk spirit. I ( Ivailo ) started AON a few 
years ago. I have released 4 tapes so far and I also distribute a 
wide variety of Bulganan punk and hardcore tapes and records 
plus a lot of avant garde/ expenmental music. Also. Rise & Shine 
Productions ( RSP ) . run by Alex ( LAST HOPE ) and Delian ( FACE 
UP), already has two releases and they are working on some 
new stuff, so check them out. 

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Even though this band consist 
ed of the great members from 
Bastards, Cruck, or Death Side, 
that is not the only fact to be 
focused on. If other bands play 
some sidetrack sounds from 
what they are supposed to, 
including some new music 
styles, this band is the only one 
who could express their true 
feelings with originality straight 
up to the end. Perhaps, they 
could be the only hardcore 
band left in Japan to make this 
kind of sound. If you say that 
hardcore sound has stopped 
evolving or the sound has got- 
ten old, that's a matter of the 
opinion of the audiences. Let 
them take care of that. I inter- 
viewed on how the mem- 
bers' experiences reflect, the 
changes of their environments, 
and how it all affected on the 
band. The following are the 
members: IMori (voc), Zigyaku 
(gtr), Izawa (bs), and Mukachin 
(dr). By Akilla. MRR: So, how 
did you guys get started? Z 
Mmm, at first, Izawa and I were 
looking for other members... 
MRR: Were you still playing in 
Bastard then? Z: Nope, we 
were done with Bastard. That's 
why two of us started thinking 
about making a new band and 
we started looking for members. We found Nori whojust finished Crack. Then Mukachin called me too. Hejust finished Death Side. MRR: the gativ 
ering was... M: It was about a year ago. MRR: I remember when I first heard Judgment, my impression was you guys had a pretty solid sound 
already. M: Of course, we practiced our butts off. Since we started this band, it's been a year, and 10 months ago, we started doing live perfor- 
mances. Before we started performing, we practiced like hell Z: Yup, we played those songs over and over. MRR: And who writes the music? 
Z: Mmm...we don't write many songs at once. When we get together in the studio, we kinda create as we go on. M: We don't really have a situa- 
tion that someone brings a new song to the practice. MRR: Seems like you guys are being particular about or "Jap-core" sound. Z: I don't know 
about that. I don't even know the sound of so called "Jap-core". Maybe it's like Tetsuari or Death Side type of bands? MRR: Mmmm. don't know... 
L\ can't quite understand what that Burning-Type of bands are. M: We're probably included in it... I guess the bands who are touring with that 

kind of people are called that? 
Z: I wanna ask you if those are 
grouped by sound? Or by their 
act? For us, we were classified 
by the sound we happened to 
create and we happened to 
like MRR: So, you guys are 
not really being aware... 
Z: Actually, we wanted to do 
definite "Hardcore" music. Of 
course, it's not rehashing the 
sound, but we want to create 
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are called, classified at all. 

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while ago, at the same time, there are more bands who don't stick with I 

originality. Instead, they go for "—like" or " — ish."| 

Z: That's what they choose to do. That doesn't mean we want to make I 

"Japanese sound"... We are just making sound we feel like and how wel 

want to express ourselves. And the result is what you see, us. 

MRR: Originally you guys were from the bands who are said to originate! 

Jap-core sound. How are you conscious about making a big sound with I 

these backgrounds?! 
Z: I think each of us has different opinions for that. For example, I used to bel 
in Bastard and I had a different goal for a "sound" back then, doing trial andl 
error. But now, I've a new sound that I'm trying to get closer to. 
MRR: By the way, how old are you guys?! 
Z:l'm31.[ 
I: (laughter) Already? (laughter) I'm 2.. ..7. 
V: I'm 26. | 
M: and I'm.. 
MRR: As I speak for the audience, somehow I get the feeling you guys are! 
hard to reach. That's because you are seen as charismatic, or just a bunch I 

of old people, (laughter) | 
Z: Maybe it's better to have some distance. I wonder about easy contact.. 

I: We show tension. But that's our band, showing our lifestyles.! 
Z: Yea, we make serious scenes at our performances, so if it's too easy tol 
make contact with us, it might be harder for us to play. Of course, we talkl 
normally with people when we're not performing.. 
MRR: From the audience perspective, you are difficult to approach... I think I 
you guys are really scary people. I'm very nervous being one of the audi- 
ence... 
I: You should be, of course. You've been looking so nervous, (laughter)l 
Z: Those people are just thinking that we are serious or hard to approach. 
I: Maybe scary meaning that our seriousness has been transmitted?! 
Z: Yea, we can say that if the audience is feeling tension, it means our mes- 
sage is conveying. 
M: But that doesn't mean we think ourselves as "burning-type" or whatever. 
MRR: There are less bands that have seriousness and hard feelings toward! 

their shows anymore. 
Z: I wonder about that. Anyway, we really don't care what people are doing, 
(laughter) We arejust seeking the sound we want and we've got the result. 
But maybe those serious types of audiences are leaving... but we don't really! 

notice that deep. 
MRR: Just being an extreme, the members are the ones who's got tired of I 
being stubborn and got out of there. So there you are, Judg... the gatherer of I 

the survivors. | 
Z: Inside of me, there arel 
feelings that hardcore I 
should be used to sendl 
some kind of tension vio- 
lently with precise sound! 
rather than enjoy the I 
sound. Maybe that's whyl 
we formed a serious I 
group... It's the fact that 

our band is a group of people who feel the same way.. 
MRR: Seems like audiences themselves grew up with the old bands andl 
they are still there, the new ones just come and go. 
Z: We really don't care about those kinds of things. However, during the! 
"band peak", there were so many groups. All kinds of magazines had infor- 
mation on them, also album releases were a major thing. Compared to those! 
days, if you were living in the country-side, you'd have no idea what wasl 
going on out there. Maybe once or twice a year they'd get some band's visit. 
If I think about it, maybe we should let our existence be known more. As a! 
matter of fact, support of hardcore is decreasing. 
MRR: Even though you are taking it that serious, the size of the audience is I 



(decreasing gradually. The Audience's returns (fanzines or labels) are pretty 

I much gone. 

IZ: If we could appeal our existence more, it would be easier to work, probably. 

I Certainly there aren't many audiences, I hope a handful of people could get our 

| message, I'd be happy. 

I MRR: There are bands that don't play those typical hardcore scenes, rather play 

(closed, conservative. Do you feel you space is limited? 

IZ: No. We are from a countryside originally, so compared to that, Tokyo is a lot 

| better place for us... However, we are playing a sound that is hard to accept, so 

I maybe there is nothing we can do about it. But this is the music we want to play 

lanyway. 

I MRR: Recently, people tend to classify everything. Like "this is garage punk", 

("that's melodic HC" and the such... 

|M: Maybe for some places it's better to classify like that? 

|Z: We are glad that we are not included in any of those. 

I MRR: What about the DIY scene? 

|M: I wonder what that is. You play in a band, make money and release records 

(and the what? 

| MRR: It should be like that. But in Japan "save the animal" or "anti-war" type of 

| things come out stronger... 

|M: I agree. It's becoming that way. 

|Z: I hear a lot about them DIY people. In fact I'd like to know what it is and what it 

|takes to be one. 

| MRR: I think you settle down first, be able to support yourself and then anti- 

| things come next. 

|Z: That's where there is a paradox I think. 

|M: I'd like to have a serious talk with them some day. 

| MRR: It seems like a majority of bands are trying to fit into some kind of cate- 
gories rather than making their own sound. 

IZ: Those bands themselves got problems of building up that kind of environment. 

I We have no objections about that, but there are some opinions for them to 

I straighten some things out. 

I MRR: Sounds like you guys have not much to do with them. 

JZ: You are probably right. 

Il: It's boring stuff. I've no interest. 

IZ: On the other hand, they have some mysterious parts that interest me. 

I MRR: About the two new singles which will be released at the same time, I 

I heard that both only contain one song per side. 

IZ: We are trying some different approaches about our band activities. For exam- 
ple, we put SE before a song at our performance. You know, there is more than 

lone way to release a records. It used to be ordinary to have 5-6 songs on a hard- 

Icore single, each song being pretty short. That's good news for the buyers, but 

■this time we put one song only purposely. If we are gonna put many songs, we 

lean do that when we make an album. 

I MRR: I agree that this way each song has more significance, and that is the 

[meaning of "EP". 
IZ: (For the band and the lis- 
teners), we could be more 
serious about the message 
from the song. If we put a few 
songs, the listeners will pick 
the ones they like, but if we 
put less songs, they gain more 
value. 

I MRR: How come you are selling one of the records only at the concerts, not any- 

I where else? 

|Z: It was my idea. Like I said earlier, there is more than one way of putting out a 

•record, so I thought of putting a twist on a few things. Some people only buy 

(records and don't go to live shows, so this would be a good opportunity for them 

|to listen to us live. We definitely want these people to see our shows. Also also, I 

|think it's interesting to release a record this way. However, there are people who 

|can't make it to the shows even though they want to come. That's why we made 

Itwo records, to keep the connection between the band and people. 

|M: It wouldn't be too interesting to just advertise ourselves. 

|Z: In some cases, it might be harder to get our records, but we'll take the records 



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when we go abroad. 
MRR: Because you are being particular about "live band"? 

I: Of course both recorded and live performances are very important for 

us. 

Z: That's true. We want to show both sides. Let them see us at the show 

and let them listen to us on the record... 

M: We want to do shows anywhere the opportunity lies. 

Z: Live is for the visual, and recorded is for deeper connection. It might be 

a problem for some people who can't get the records at the show, but 

don't worry, we are gonna have stocks for a while. 

MRR: You mentioned about being abroad... any plans? 

1 1: No problems at all. We would love to perform abroad. I'm very interested 

in "foreign country" itself, (to Zigyaku) Take me there! 

Z: (laughter): Tell that to someone else. 

M: Money is the only problem. 

I: I wanna go. If we could preform there, it'll be awesome! I can't ask any 

more than that. 
Z: Anyway, I want to 
play out more, it does- 
n't matter if it's abroad 
or not. I wanna tour 
| around as many places 
as I can. 
MRR: And have you 
started touring 




in Japan, yet? 

Z: Not yet, but we've been invited to Osaka and some other places to do indi- 
vidual shows. 

M: We've been Yokohama, too. 
MRR: Do you guys plan your own tours? 

M: First, we had to finish up this record releasing deal, and then, maybe next 
year, we'll start making our own tour plans... not only that "burning-type" 
(laughter) of things, also the combination of other types of band. 
MRR: How often do you do live shows in a month? 
M: About 4-5 times a month. 
MRR: That's quite a bit, isn't it? 

M: But we still don't have the records out, yet. So. we haven't started serious I 
activities. But it's com- 
ing... 

Z: We are pretty much 
confident about how we 
do our performance. So, 
we are building the 
foundation by releasing 
the records first. 






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The scene in Oxnard, California is 
growing strong once again thanks 
to a new crop of kids starting 
bands, fanzines, etc. Leading the 
pack is the band No Motiv who 
play fast melodic hardcore along 
the lines of Good Riddance, Ignite, 
and Bad Religion. This band con- 
sists of four very cool people, so 
check 'em out if you get the 
chance. 

Interview and photos by 
Fred Hammer. No Motiv are Max 
McDonald - Guitar, Dave Brandon 
- Bass, Jeremy Palaszewski - Vo- 
cals/guitar, and Pat Pedraza - Drums and can be reached at 622 
Roderick Ave, Oxnard, CA 93030. 
MRR: Tell us about the No Motiv/Nardcore curse. 
No Motiv: Yes it seems we do have a curse wherever we go. 
Almost every show we get something goes wrong. Power 
failure, canceled show, etc. We try not to depend on anything 
to much, because in the end we get let down. I think were 
going to beat it though. 

MRR: Tell us about the scene in Oxnard. Who are some good 
bands, 'zines, etc. to watch out for? 

NM: I guess it's pretty cool. It seems like everyone is trying to 
start a band. It's easy to start a band, but what they don't know 
is that its fucking hard. There are some cool bands like III 
Repute, The Unknown Truth, Voice Of Defiance, By All Means, 
Burning Dog and Boilerman. I think the best 'zine to come out 
of Oxnard is It's Alive. Fred Hammer puts a lot of heart and 
dedication to every issue he puts out. He knows a lot about 
hardcore. Other cool 'zines are Oneeder, Time To Try, 
Something Beyond. 

MRR: You guys have been in the studio a lot for only being 
around a year or so. What have you learned and what advice 
do you have for bands just starting out that are going into the 
studio for the 1st time? 

NM: Our 1st time in the studio was pretty cool. We didn't know 
what was going on. We were all nervous and we didn't say one 
word to the engineer. If your going in a studio to record, make 
sure you practice before you go in. 

MRR: I know every show/party that you play all the local bands 
want to use your PA drums, amps, etc. I know from 
experience that there's a real problem with some bands never 
wanting to bring their own equipment. I've let people borrow 
my guitar when I had one but it can get really old after awhile. 
How do you deal with this and what about when you have to 
borrow other bands equipment? 

NM: I think every band should have their own PA and own 
equipment. They should definitely use their own equipment 
when they play. Why would I want play on someone else's 
drum set. Why would 





you want to play a show with instruments that aren't yours. The 
bands that don't bring their own equipment are either lazy, or not 
serious at all. I've borrowed a cymbal a couple of times. 
MRR: Tell us about how you played Gilman Street and all the 
punkers were yelling at you. 

NM: Well we played the Gilman about a year ago and it was a 
nightmare. We were booked with bands that came off the Richard 
Bey show. They smelled real bad. I guess we weren't punk 
enough to play there. I guess our guitars had to be out of tune, 
or we had to take a shit on stage for them to like us. They were 

telling us to go home. Ha ha ha. 

MRR: I know a lot of dorks around 

this area say No Motiv isn't a punk 

band because you guys don't have 

mohawks, you don't sing about 

killing cops, etc. How do you deal 

with people like that? 

NM: First of all we never said we 

were punk. Everybody is entitled 

to their own opinion. We do our 

own thing. We don't sing about 

killing cops or politics because of 

one reason, we don't know shit 

about politics. There are some 

bands around here that are funny. 

They're all smelly and they 
hate the government. Big 
deal. Nothing new. 
MRR: Most of the older peo- 
ple around here thought Mys- 
tic Records was a pretty cool 
thing because it got the word 
out about the Oxnard/Nard- 
core scene in the 8o's. A lot of 
the younger crew are listen- 
ing to those records now (111 
Repute, Dr. Know, Rat Pack 

False Confession, Scared Straight, etc.)... Do you draw any influ- 
ence from those records, attitude or music wise? 
NM: I love all the old Nardcore bands. My first Nardcore tape I got 
was 111 Repute the early years. 
Those bands definitely influence 
us. I know Tony Cortez of III Re- 
pute, and I love it when he tells us 
stories about the old Nardcore 
days. I want to put Oxnard on the 
map just like III Repute did. 
MRR: Anything to add? 
NM: Thanks for taking the time to 
ask these questions. Thanks to 
MRR for putting us in their zine. 
Please write, we love 
mail. 




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^OTIV 




MRR Who Is Vic Gedris and what Is World] 
Wide Punk? 

Vic: I'm a 21 year-old student, currently 
living in Hamilton. Ontario, Canada. I was 
studying computer science at Trent Uni- 
versity for a year and a half, but it really 
wasn't meant for me. This fall. I will most 
likely be heading up to Ottawa to take a 
computer diploma program at Algonquin 
College. I guess since I'm out of school for 
the next few months. I'm a working man. or 
at least a "trying-to-become-a-working- 
man". Hopefully 111 land a nice computer 
I lob where I can play on the Internet all day 
I long, like I did for the last two summers of 
Work Besides the boring work and school 
stuff, World Wide Punk is my big hobby. 
World Wide Punk is an Internet web page 
that basically functions as a directory, or 
starting point, for finding punk rock re- 
lated Information on the Net. From WWP. I 
have links to hundreds of punk bands, 
record labels, zines. and lots of other punk y 
kind of things. I also review quite a lot of 
punk music and zines. 
How did you first get involved in punk and 
what prompted you to create World Wide 
Punk? 

I guess I first started to get into punk rock 
about 8 years ago. when I was in grade 7. 
There was a kid in my class who's brother 
had a Forgotten Rebels album, and we lis- 
tened to it. The kid and his brother were by 
no means punks, but that was my first punk 
rock influence. At about the same time. I 
started to hear stuff by the Sex Pistols 
(who totally blew me away), and the Ra- 
mones. It slowly grew from there. I wanted 
to do something like World Wide Punk 
shortly after I began using the Internet. 
That was probably around October or No- 
vember. 1994. At that time, there were 
already some pretty cool punk sites on the 
Internet, like Ten Things Zine and Intrrr 
Nrrrd. but all the stuff out there was 
pretty hard to find because there wasn't a 
single listing of all these sites. By January 
1995. I had acquired a pretty big list of 
punk sites in my bookmark file, and decid- 
ed it was finally time to make World Wide 
Punk I began by asking people in the 
alt.punk newsgroup to submit any sites 
that they knew of. Over the next couple of 
months, my list of sites had grown to well 
over 100 sites. On March 25. 1995, World 
Wide Punk was born when I finally upload- 
ed the web pages. A few days after putting 
Up the web pages. I decided I should also 
review music and zines. I realized that the 
Internet is a great place for music reviews, 
because within the reviews, the reviewer 
can put links to band web pages, zine edi- 
tors' email address, and much more. That 



way, the people reading the reviews can find 
out more very easily. 

Obviously World Wide Punk utilises modern 
technology, what Is your reaction to some 
punks' anti-technological views? Do you feel 
that the internet plays a significant role In 
the DIY./punk "scene-? 
Technology can be good and bad. Sure, some 
technology is aimed at building missiles, spy- 
ing on people, and stuff like that, but there is 
also a very good side. The Internet has provid- 
ed a "space" for punks from all over the world 
to unite and share information in a fast and 
easy way. Instead of relying on bimonthly zines 
and slow postal systems for getting punk rock 
info, the Internet does it much faster. And 
dammit, it's a lot of fun too. You don't have to 
be a geek The Net really does play an impor- 
tant role in the DIY punk scene. It allows bands 
and record labels to book shows or advertise 
their records. Zines can have online versions, 
making it much cheaper and faster to obtain 
So yes, of course, the Internet is a hugely 
important part of the punk scene now. even if 
you have never seen it. 

How long did It take you to arrange World 
Wide Punk? How often do you update It? 
The initial web pages, when I first started 
them up. probably took me 30 or more hours of 
work over approximately 3 months, besides 
the time I spent looking for links. I guess it 
could have been faster, but back then I didn't 
really know what I was doing yet. Eventually I 
developed a system of cutting and pasting 
stuff to make it easier and faster to do. Ideally. 
I will someday have a system where I don't have 
to really do any HTML programming Work, and 
just verify any new links that come In 
How do you decide which sites to link? Do you 
personally visit each and every site you have 
links to? * 

I link almost any site that gets submitted, as 
long as it is somehow related to punk, hard- 
core, etc. I've had people submit links for porn 
sites, and other completely unrelated stuff, so 
I obviously don't add those. But at times. I get 
hassled by certain people for having links to 
Green Day or the Offspring, or other bands 
that they don't feel are "punK" enough But it's 
not really for me to decide what's punk and 
what isn't, so I leave those in But if someone 
wanted me to add a link to Alanis Morrisette. 
that would " different story... I used to visit 
every site personally. Now. that would be liter- 
ally impossible for me to do. There are way too 
many sites being submitted, and I already have 
a backlog of several months. I can hardly even 
keep up Without visiting all the sites! I do visit 
any sites that really appeal to me. though. 
Is World Wide Punk a part of some sort of 
mission or is it merely for fun? 
Hmmmm. I guess you can say that it's a fun 
mission. It's kind of a mission because it's a 



responsibility that I 
undertook because I 
felt that It would ben- 
efit a lot of people. And 
it's fun because I enjoy 
maintaining such a 
widely used site, writ- 
ing reviews, talking to 
people who email me, 
and stuff like that. 
How would you like to 
see World Wide Punk 
grow and develop in 
the future? Do you 
have any specific goals 
for World Wide Punk? 
I have always had little plans and stuff for 
World Wide Punk Of course. I would like to 
keep adding more links and reviews. But I 
I would also like to expand in new directions, 
if I ever find the time to do them I would like 
to make a list of a few of my favorite sites 
that I like the best, and have a separate 

I section for them. And hopefully this summer. 

I I Will be doing adding a bunch of psychobilly 
and ska reviews, thanks to a good friend of 

I mine. But right now. my main goal is to get 
I caught up with all the stuff I have to do. 
I Have you had any especially interesting ex- 
periences arising from your involvement 
With World Wide Punk? 
I Yeah. I have received some pretty interest- 
ling emails. I guess you can say that some 

I "punk celebrities" have emailed me. although 

I I can't verify If It was really them. Kevin 
I from Seven Seconds. East Bay Ray of the Dead 
I Kennedys, etc. I also tend to get alot of email 
I from girls who have seen my picture on my 
■ home page., that's always fun! hahaha I've 
I had a couple of girls give me pretty detailed 
J descriptions of their piercings. Pictures of 
I my web page have appeared in a couple of 
I those Internet directory books, although I 
I haven't seen them yet, and I even had my 
I page reviewed in a "mainstream" magazine. 
1 called The Net. Geeeeze, maybe I'm getting 

too famous. 

What are your favorite punk sites on the 
web? 

Let's see_ Well, there's the site for the abso- 
lutely best band in the world. The Forgotten 
Rebels. The Misfits web page is REALLY awe- 
some too. because of all the info there Is on It 
My favorite zine page is Ten Things, which is 
also available in printed form Crank Zine is 
also really cool, because of its complete cra- 
ziness. yet total sincerity. There are lots of 
other awesome web sites too. but I'm sure 
your tastes would be much different from 
mine. 

Finally, since this Is lust a short Interview, do 
you have anything that you would like to add 
about punk, yourself, or World Wide Punk? 
Be punk for yourself. Don't be a trendy news- 
chool skater punk, just because your friends 
are. Don't be a punker-than-you oldschool 
punk with a huge attitude because of your 
limited edition colored vinyl signed by Sid 
Vicious record from 77. Also, don't take a 
political stance just because you heard some 
catchy slogans in punk songs. On the positive 
side, think for yourself and do what you want 
to do. As for World Wide Punk, you can get to 
it by pointing you Web browser at http: / / 
www.worldchat.com/vic/wwp. Review ma- 
terials can be sent to me at: World Wide Punk, 
c/o Vic Gedris. 55 Claremont Drive, Hamilton 
| Ontario, L9C 3N3, Canada Cheers! 

Interview by Erie Grayson 




Oppressed Logic are a local Oak- 
land drunk punk band who have been 
offending the Bay Area P.C. scene for 
over 3 years now. They don't really 
care about what people think of 
them. If people get upset about some- 
thing that they know very little 
about, then Oppressed Logic will 
laugh as they whine. 

Oppressed Logic just released a 
brand new 18 song CDILP on Beer City 
Records that should piss off the weak 
sense of humor punks of the later '90s 
seem to have. Or, it might even open 
their minds to the reality that is really 
going on in the world. Vocalist Mike 
Avilezjust tells it how it is with every- 
day life and situations thereof in their 
music. 

Harald Hartmann interviewed 
Oppressed Logic at their apartment in 
Oakland, after a lot of beer drinking 
and pot smoking. This interview is 
with all the members of O.L.: Mike 
Avilez- vocals, Jake Martinez- guitar. 



Chuck Beers- drums, and Ruben Luna- 
bass. So read on and judge for your- 
self and pick up their new LP "Ain't a 
Damn Thing Changed! " on Beer City. 
MRR: What kind of music do you guys 
play? 

Chuck: Drunk rock! 

Mike: Anti-politically correct punk rock. 
Jake: We play our own brand of hardcore. 
It's a style that reminds us of the punk rock 
we liked when we were 10 years younger 
maybe. And Mike adds his L.A. influence 
to it. It's hard, raw, pissed off sounding 
music. Some people don't like the atti- 
tude. But, I think you have to be pissed off 
about something to play punk rock. 
MRR: Where do you guys play gigs? 
Mike: We occasionally would play at the 
Berkeley Square before it closed. And we 
play lots of gigs throughout Northern Cal- 
ifornia, usually a few hours drive from the 
East Bay. 

Jake: We like to play small, shitty, Califor- 
nia towns. They always have the best 
crowds. You gotta do it for the kids, you 



know. 

MRR: Do you play all ages shows? 

Mike: Yeah! We like playing all ages 
shows, but lots of times the only venues 
for us are 21 and over. 
Chuck: Hey, when we play a bar, half our 
fans can't get in. And we don't need to 
play for free drinks either because the kids 
always share their beer with us outside. 
Mike: One time at a club, I snuck a bunch 
of kids into a bar, but they got kicked out 
because they didn't have IDs. One kid was 
even 21. It sucks! 

MRR: Do you guys ever play Gilman 
Street? 

Mike: Not no more! We got banned from 
Gilman Street. We played that place 6 
different times. And every time we played 
there they would have their little atti- 
tudes. The lasttime we played there was in 
June '96. And I got kicked out after we 
played because I stage dived during our 
set. Then they banned us for that and 
lyrical content. If our band is so sexist and 
homophobic, why did they book us six 







different times? They are just P.C full of 
shit and too hypocritical! And whenever 
we would play there I would get all these 
bad vibes from these fuckheads who think 
they are in charge of Gilman and then we 
would play and the place would be packed 
and it would go off. 

MRR: What do you mean "it would qo 
off"? M 

Mike: People start slamming and stage 
diving. The last time we played there peo- 
ple started slamming when we were tun- 
ing our guitars. As soon as we hit the first 
chord, a kid stage dived. Gilman security 
grabbed him and threw him out of the 
show. They didn't even give him a warn- 
ing. So I was like, Fuck that shit, so I talked 
shit and stage dived and we got banned 
for that. 

Chuck: All I want to say about Gilman is 
that there's too much politics involved. I 
find it's too much like a clique. They're 
supposed to be all against the system, but 
they act more Republican than Bob Dole. 
Jake: They discriminate by asking bands 
for lyric sheets. I think they should let 
every band play there once, and then 
decide. I think they're too quick to judge 
before they know what you're about. Be- 
cause, friends of ours' bands have tried to 
get shows there and were denied, just for 
being associated with our name. It's so 
hard for an unknown band to get a show 
there. If you look at their schedule, you 



can see they let the same bands play there 
every month. 

MRR: So what you guys are saying is 
that the East Bay, and Gilman, are too 
conservative? 

Chuck: Not conservative, just too much 
like a clique. 

Jake: A lot of people are just too serious 
and one-sided with their politics. They'll 
go and talk shit behind your back. They'll 
accuse you of something you said or did, 
something that doesn't agree with their 
political views. Then they'll pass judgment 
and try to label you. "Oh! You're a fascist. 
You're a racist. You eat meat. Or pie. Or 
whatever." Then you might not be al- 
lowed to play a certain club because some- 
one says you have a bad reputation. 
Mike: It's cool to believe what you want 
but just don't slander and spread rumors. 
I mean, Gilman is a good place to play, but 
they just can't handle a real punk band like 
Oppressed Logic. (Everybody laughs.) 
Chuck: I think Gilman was really cool when 
it first started. I went to lots of shows 
there. It was fun. 

Jake: Nowadays, it's hard to have fun 
there because it feels like you're being 
watched all the time. It's like they're wait- 
ing for you to do something wrong. 
Ruben: They said our band attracts drunk 
people to Gilman, but every time I go 
there I see drunk people or people trying 
to get drunk. It has nothing to do with our 



band. 

MRR: Maybe they don't like you be- 
cause you admit that you like to drink 
Maybe you're supposed to pretend to 
be a straight-edge band. (Laughter.) 
Tell me, where you have played good 
shows? 

Mike: The Gilman shows were killer but 
you got the P.C. police watching you and 
there's bad vibes from that place. We 
played up in Sonora. The kids went ballis- 
tic. It was a good crowd, people drank, 
slammed, stagedived. There was no vio- 
lence and no one got hurt. 
Jake: Yeah! Those kinds of shows are the 
funnest when the whole crowd gets in and 
dances with us. Sing-a-longs, dogpiles, all 
that good stuff. Watching the kids is just as 
entertaining to us as we are to them. 
We're all on the same level. Chuck: Yeah, 
man! Playing parties. We like to play par- 
ties. 

Jake: The Hof Brau was probably the best 
place. The Blue Dolphin. Backyard parties 
in East L.A. were the most memorable. 
Mike: Venice was pretty crazy too. At this 
backyard show in East L.A., kids were 
jumping off the roof. Garbage cans were 
being thrown in the pit. People flying into 
you while you're playing. That happens a 
lot sometimes. It's like the scene is a lot 
more raging down there than it is up here. 
It's way big now. There's more shit to be 
pissed off about. 

Chuck: Yeah! And down there you get 
more diversity. Kid's aren't hung up on 
petty politics, you know. 
Jake: Yeah! It's like everyone's fighting 
the same fight. Their anarchy is, like, orga- 
nized. Everyone's protesting the big is- 
sues- 1 87, 209. That shit's serious. It seems 
like there's a lot of tension in LA.- riots, 
earthquakes, the racist police. It's more 
about survival. People don't have time to 
worry about the small shit, like up here in 
the East Bay. The scene, in general, up here 
seems so weak as compared to down 
south. 

MRR: What do you think of punk to- 
day? 

Chuck: Hey man, punk isn't what you 
wear, or how you do your hair. It's what's 
inside your heart. Punk is about being 
against the system. I got into punk to get 
away from my parents, to hang out with 
my friends and party. 
Jake: You can't be a part of the system and 
hope to change it. Cuz it's just not de- 
signed for you and me. The only ones who 




get a piece of the pie are the rich and the 
middle class. If you're paying taxes, you're 
part of the system, the government's got 
you. I just wrote this song, "Ain't A Damn 
Thing Changed." It's about how the sys- 
tem hasn't changed. If anything, it's got- 
ten worse. They're trying to kill the poor 
by cutting welfare. Anti-immigrant laws. 
It's all bullshit. Just think of the riots and 
you'd see if they decided to outlaw abor- 
tion. Something's gotta change in the 
next ten years, I nope. Cuzlgota kid now. 
Ikeepthinkingofthatsaying, "Revolution 
is Easier Than Reform." 
Ruben: Punk is about getting off your ass 
and doing something, not just talking 
about it. Contributing to something spe- 
cial that no one can take from you. Try to 
improve your situation. Punk's not about 
sittin' on the sidewalk sparechanging 
when you're 19 years old. 
MRR: Tell me about your song "Little 
Girls." That's where Mike shares vo- 
cals with a woman and you seem to 
generate a lot of energy on stage. 
Chuck: That's Jake's girlfriend, Melanie. 
Jake: Yeah. In the song, Mike's talking 
about girls in a disrespectful way. And 
Melanie gets up and sings her part, and 
she's dissing him and his attitude just as 
hard as he's dissing the girls in the song. 
It's like an argument going back and forth 
and Melanie's voicing the female stance, 
you know, from a woman's point of view. 
Mike: The song isn't about abusing wom- 
en or fucking underaged girls. It's all 
about my past experiences with my ex- 
girlfriends and girls I went out with. You 
know. A lot of people don't really under- 
stand the song. We've had women from 
zines, bands, or whatever, talk shit and 
complain about the song. One of my ex- 
girlfriends used to sing that song a long 




time ago, but it didn't get recorded until 
now with a woman's voice on it. I like how 
the song is now. Every time we play, it 
seems like it's during that song that the 
crowd seems to yell the most. I used to roll 
around on stage with different girls dur- 
ing that song. Sometimes when Melanie 
would sing, my other ex-girlfriend would 
come on stage and act like she's kicking my 
ass. And I still invite women at shows to 
come up and do that, to voice their opin- 
ions. It's all about having fun, really. Not to 
disrespect all women. We love women. It's 
just that I seem to go through the same 



situations with my girlfriends. When that 
song first got written, at the time, my ex 
was cheating on me. So those were the 
words that came out of my mouth at 
practice. The song is catchy and so it stuck. 
MRR: Can someone tell me what hap- 
pened at the D.I./Anti-Heroes show at 
Berkeley Square? 

Mike: Before we started playing, there 
was all this tension in the club Because 
there were Nazi Skinheads sieg heiling at 
the traditional skins in the crowd. Then, 



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when we started playing our first song, a 
huge fight broke out in the back of Berke- 
ley Square. They had to turn on the lights 
and we stopped playing for a few minutes. 
People were throwing pool balls and fuck- 
ing up those nazi skins. They all got 
thrown out, then everything calmed 
down. Then, during our second to last 
song, the Square cut off our song and said, 
'That's it. Show's over. Everyone go 
home." There was nearly a riot cuz there 
were about 300 people inside and 200 
people still in line. I had to calm people 
down cuz I was told that there were 20 
police cars and the fire marshal was shut- 
ting down the show and didn't want us to 
provoke a riot. 

MRR: Did Berkeley Square give people 
refunds since the show was $7 and 
got stopped? 

Mike: Fuck no! They gave people these 
little blue tickets to use at a rescheduled 
date, which they had on January 3rd with 
D.I. But the thing the Berkeley Square 
didn't understand that no one gave a shit 
about D.I. They came to see the Anti- 
Heroes and it's bullshit that they didn't get 
to play! After the show, the Berkeley 
Square told the Anti-Heroes, "You guys 
are a local band, right? Are you the Anti- 
Nowhere League?" I was like, "What? 
That's fucked up! " Shows how much they 
know. Anyways, I think the Square will be 
closing soon, which in a way, sucks be- 
cause there are only 2 places to play in the 
East Bay in Berkeley/Oakland that are all 
ages, and that's Gilman Street and Berke- 
ley Square. Maybe some new venue will 
pop up soon. 

MRR: Ruben, you are the newest 
member and nearly the 10th bass 




player. How do you like this band so 
far? 

Ruben: I'm not really the 10th bass player 
because lots of those people just filled in 
for some gigs. So far, it's been everything 
I could have asked for lots of shows, 
recording a record, touring eventually. 
And I got to play with some really good 
bandslike The Need and Chemical Imbal- 
ance from the Bay. And SMD, Los Rukes, 
and Pinchi Swatos from Southern Califor- 
nia. 

MRR: How did you hook up with Op- 
pressed Logic? 
Ruben: I met them in San Diego. 
MRR: Finally, tell me about the name 
Oppressed Logic. 

Jake: When people are oppressed, they 
evolve a logic of their own. That's some- 
what of a definition of it. It's about being 
in an oppressive situation and logically 
you wantto make it better. Not just adapt- 
ing to one's environment, but overcoming 
it... Like, I lived in a neighborhood where 
almost everyone smoked crack, dealt 
dope, or prostituted. Instead of adapting 
to that environment, I got some cheap 
music equipment and started a little band 
right there in my little studio on San Pablo 
Avenue. You know, it's about building 
your own scene. Start your own club or 
your own distribution of whatever, some- 
thing to get your message out there. Don't 
just accept what you get. 
Mike: Yeah. And all you people who get 
mad over our lyrics and stage shows and 
can't cope with it? You're getting your 
logic oppressed by us. 
MRR: Do you guys have any vinyl out? 
Mike: We have a seven song 7 inch called 
"P.C. Full of Shit." And we just finished 
recording a full length CD/LP on Beer City. 
It's callecr'Ain't A Damn Thing Changed." 
It has 18 songs on it, so pick it up. 
MRR: What about upcoming tours? 
Chuck: We started a U.S. tour, but the van 
threw a rod 98 miles from Oakland. 
Ruben: But my van is cool so we're going 
to do it right this time. 
Mike: We plan to tour all over this year. 
We will be going out probably in June or 
July '97. 

Chuck: Yahoo! All you guys in Kansas, 
Texas, or wherever else, we didn't make it 
the first time around. We'll be there this 
time. Whoo! 

Oppressed Logic! 3815 Webster 
St. #C/ Oakland, CA 94609. Call (510) 
652-0466 if you want to help out with 
dates on tour. 



Truents interview 3/1/97 was conducted by 
Nelsha Moorji of Spermicide: Photos taken by: 
Jeff Zielinski. Contact: Intensive Scare Records PO 
Box 142 NY, NY 10002-0142 Truents are: 
Shaun-Vocals, Mel-Guitar, Carlos-Guitar, James- 
Bass, Phil-Drums. 



MRR: All right let's start with how the 
band got started? 

Shaun: Well the band got started sometime in 

Feb. of last year. 

Carlos: Yeah it was definitely Feb.. 

Mel: But there was a band before that which 

has to do with the music we are doing now, 

which was called the Fury's. That's how this 

came about. 

MRR: How many members from the 

Fury's are in the Truents now? 

Mel: Just me and Shaun. I wanted to keep the 

name (The Fury's) but with new members and 

new songs we decided to go with a new name. 



band came about. 

Carlos: We were sitting at Mel's house and said 

"hey we need a name & a drummer now". We 

tossed around a bunch of names, I said "how 

about Truents" cause we were all fuck ups 

anyways. 

Shaun: I liked the way we spelled it, shows how 

much we fucked off. 

Mel: The spelling was done purposely with an 

MRR: And how did you hook up with 
the other members in the band? 

Mel: Well he's (Carlos) family pretty much. I've 
known Carlos for years, we use to jam when we 
were kids but we never had a band together. 
Cause he always had his bands and I had mine. 
But when only me and Shaun were left from the 
Fury's, I thought I'd just ask Carlos. I was'nt sure 
if he would be into it but here he is. 
Shaun: Then we asked if Bill from The Templars 
would sit in (It's been a year now). 
MRR: Are you all from N.Y.? 
Mel: Yes. 

Carlos: Except obviously Shaun is from some 
other place. 

Mel: Shaun is defiantly British he was born in 
Nottingham England. Carlos was born in Har- 
lem but raised in Philly and back to the Bronx for 
the rest. I was born in the Bronx. 
Shaun: James our bass player is also from NY. 
Mel: I have a Puerto Rican Backqround. 

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states now? 

Shaun: 1 Years on and off. 

MRR: What are your influences? 

Carlos: My influences are wide. I listen to 

anything that sounds good. From Rock n Roll to 

Jazz to Punk. But I grew up listening to Punk/ 

Hard-core. So as you can tell my influences are 

wide open. This is the first ON band I've played 

in but I ve always played in bands with energy 

& angst. 

MRR: What do you think of the NY 

scene so far? 

Mel: Right now I think it's great, cause there are 



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all really haven't been heard yet. 
Carlos: I think in the NY scene there's definitely 
a good buzz going down right now. It was 
kinda lame and died down but the bands 

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iuzz and people are starting to notice. We are 
jetting gigs where normally we couldn't play. 

i>hit they are giving us calls from upstate and all 

kinds of other places too. 

Shaun: I think the scene in NY has been great 

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Mel: As far as it can go. 
MRR: Any touring plans 

Mel: We definitely would tour, it would be great. 

Shaun: I think our plans are to get out of our little jobs and do things for 

ourselves. 

MRR: Are you guys working now? 

Shaun: I work at a record store. 

Mel: I work at a wherehouse. 

Carlos: I work at a copyright agency. 

James: As we said earlier he's not here. (Probably working ha! ha! ha!) 

Phil: He's doing the working his own way through school thing, very busy 

guy! 

Carlos: See we pretty much do our jobs but would like to get the hell out 

of it. We don't want superstardom but we would like to be able to do what 

we do best and enjoy and that's music. 

MRR: Any future projects, releases etc.? 

Carlos: We plan to do another 7" soon, cause we want to keep the music 

out there. Being a new band we have to keep it going. 

MRR: How often do you play out now? 



MRR: How often do you play out now? 

Carlos: Once or twice a month, working around Phil's schooling but with 

our new drummer we are looking to play allot more. 

MRR: What do the Truents do for fun? 

Carlos: Hang out and drink allot of beer. 

Shaun: Drink with you and definitely travel. If I wasn't doing this band I 

would be squatting and just gypsy around the world. 

MRR: Is there any last words, words of wisdom or just 

anything else you want to leave us with? 

Mel: If you have anything creative you are doing do not put it aside nor 

feel intimidated, just do it and do it now! 

Carlos: Mine goes for the scene, don't fight each other, cause then there's 

nothing to fight against and you'll only end up closing up the clubs. Stick 

together! These snows are for everyone cause we are fans before we're 

a band. 

Shaun: Everyone should stick to your guns and join the family. If you want 

to get involved do it with us! 



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for us to get shows than it is for other bands, I mean I don't want to give 
us a tag and stuff, but cause we have more of a streetpunk sound some 
places will pass on us. 
MRR: So is this just in NY or everywhere in general? 

Shaun: Well in general, cause of negative rumors of our sound. I mean 
we get shouts ofOI! and stuff so someone who doesn't understand might 
think it's some crazy skinhead thing, but it's not like that at all. There are 
skins, punks, hard-core kids you name it at our shows, I'm not saying 
"">ryone at the shows are anqels but you now how it goes. 



arlos: A coupli 
Shaun: Yeah New Jersey. 

Carlos: And Conn, and surrounding states. Anywhere they'll have us. 
MRR: How did those shows go? 
Shaun: We did allright. 

Carlos: We got a good reaction from the crowds and a good turnout. I 
mean for being a new band from out of state we got a great reaction, and 
considering we had nothing out at the time it was pretty good all in all. 
MRR: So is this your first single then? 
The whole band: Yeah! 
Shaun: We'd like to thank Markus for that. 
Carlos: For me it being the first one out I think it's really good. 
MRR: You did the sin ' 
from NY the Krays,hi 
Shaun: Yeah, I think if it wasn'tTor the Krc 
wouldn't have gotten some of the shows that we've done. 
Carlos: We give allot of credit to the Krays. 

Shaun: We help each other out, with equipment and stuff like that. So it's 
more of sharing than a competition thing. 

MRR: About the songwriting part of you guys, does one 
person take that on or does everyone get involved? 
Mel: We all do it. 

Carlos: Pretty much everybody has riffs and so forth. So when we get 
together we just blend it together and we don't stop till we are all satisfied 
with it. 

MRR: What's the plans for the future and where do you 
want to take this? 



This interview was conducted at the Jonah show 
on Saturday, October 19, 1996 at the Oakville YMCA. 
The interview was done with Chris (the singer), Jeff 
(guitarist) and Curtis (drummer). The band has been 
together for 6 months now and a lot of talk circulates 
about the band because of the threatening stage 
antics involving fire crackers, mic stands, and random 
attacks on audience members. The H100 virus has 
spread. This interview was conducted by Stephen 
Perry of "Fast 'n' Bulbous, on the Spot" - CHRVs 
hardcore\show. 



MRR: So you don't care. 
Chris: Fuck no. 

MRR: What happens if you run into a band like Armed And Hammered 

and they whoop your ass? 

Jeff: We are indestructible. 

MRR: No one will whoop your ass? 

Jeff: We openly accept fist fights., like the Anti-Heroes say, "we don't 

care if we don't win." 

MRR: Have you been listening to a lot of grind? 

Jeff: No I don't listen to any grind. 

Chris: I've been listening to a lot of Hioos lately. 

MRR: Would you say that the Hioos is a guiding principle behind the 

Dand? 

Chris: No, hatred for the bullshit, complacent 3-ring-p.c-circus that 
hardcore has become [is] a guiding principle for the band, but Hioos 
are definitely a^oodjbanA 

MRR: Is it just you (refer- 
to Chris) or is 
it the 




MRR 

How long has LeflfPoTDea 

Jeff: A couple of "months. 

MRR: And how did you guys get together? 

Chris: I don't know, we just kind of got together. Originally it was Matt 

- Jeffs brother - and Josh and then we switched the line-up around 

to be the four of us (referring to Phil - their bass player) 

MRR: Left For Dead is seen as the new Choke Hold band... In your final 

shows as a band it seemed like torture for you to play. In contrast, with 

Lett For Dead there is a lot more momentum and enthusiasm behind 

the band. What is the difference? 

Jeff: The difference between the two bands is that Choke Hold kind of 

wore itself out trying to be something that people portrayed us as It 

got too tense with things we were saying... You had to watch 

everything. It became like a classroom essay. There was no fun left 

Sometimes there was, but between certain band members there was 

^.'T""'; 111 Left For Dead we J' ust don,t § ive a shit about any 
or that. That is the main reason why we kind of exist. Basically to have 

fun, to be enthused, to be wild 

MRR: So what's the idea behind the band? 

Ll ff : W £. re not here t0 entertain People, they are here to entertain us 

Chris: They are our playtoys 

MRR: What is your violent schtick? 

Chris: Violence at all times Maximum violence. As much as possible 

we try to maintain a good level of violence for everything we do 
Violence as a first resort." That's our motto, it used to be "Free 
Burma, but we changed it. 

MRR: Don't you think that might get you in some trouble? 
Chris: Yeah... but hardcore has gotten so fuckin' sterile... people are 
looking for a reason to pick you apart anyhow, so they may as well eet 
something to complain about. 



like them but not as much as Chris. 



whole banc 

Jeff: I think Phil likes them a lot and 
MRR: What do you listen to? 

Jeff: Anti-Heroes, Assuck... that's the only grind I do listen to 

Chris: I'm really into straight fast hardcore. Infest being the band that 

two years ago turned all these bands that were faster than Policy Of 

3 into grind bands. It's just good, tight, fast hardcore for me. I like Infest 

a lot Devoid Of Faith, Anti-Schism, Voorhees.. fast and genuinely 

pissed off but not idiotic, or intentionally idiotic. 

Jeff: Christ On Parade and that shit.... 

Curtis: Blast, Black Flag, Negative F*. Wu Tang Clan, everything and 

anything. 5 

Chris: In the last year or so I've been getting a flare for unjustifiable 

things like Hioos - bands that don't give a fuck and they are so 

inundated with everyone's politics for a whole bunch of reasons but 

they )ust don't give a fuck. For those reasons it's really fun to see bands 

that set out to piss people off. 

Jeff: It's also twice as frustrating to be in that situation... where I was 

being too serious. That whole seriousness wrecked the band 

MRR: What do you sound like? 

Jeff: Fast, fast, faster, to four times as slow to fast 

Chris: We're fast. 

MRR: Would you describe it as grind? 

Chris: No, just fast pissed off hardcore. 

Jeff: Like real hardcore not metal crap", not polyester pants with the 

latest fashion or the coolest clique... just hardcore 

MRR: What is the plan for the band? 

Chris: Smash everything. 

Curtis: World domination. 

Jeff: Fixing our van.... getting some insurance.... playing outside of here. 



Chris: We got a split coming out with Acrid and a release with Exit 
Wound and when we get our shit together we are going to do a split 
with Choke Hold. 

MRR: What's the meaning behind the name Left For Dead? 
Jeff: It's a pretty negative name for a negative attitude. It has something 
to do with our surroundings and the way people have been brought 
up. The name is not positive at all. It's just a name. There is not really 
too much behind it. 

MRR: Who is all in the band and what do they play? 
Curtis: Phil plays bass, I play drums, Jeff plays guitar and Chris rocks 
the mic. 

MRR: What bands were you in before? 
Chris: I was in a band called Basket Case. 

Curtis: I was in Burst Of Silence and I did backup vocals in a friend's 
band called Ball Park (?). They were called Down On Jesus. 
Chris: Jeff was in some little straight edge band that no one has ever 
heard of. The Choke Holds or something like that. 
MRR: What 
do you sing 
about? 

Chris: Murder 
and chain- 
saws, shitty 
life, the use- 
lessness of 
everything, 
the general 
selfish idiocy 
of the human 
race, being 
stabbed in 
the back and 
left for dead, 
betrayal of 
the family 
and unsuc- 
cessful fami- 
ly living. 
There is a 
song called 
"Skingraft" 
that has a bit 
of a mes- 
sage. It's 
about this 
woman who 
dragged her 
dog behind 
the car to 

teach it a lesson. That asshole. The song is about her and about how 
humans could probably learn a few lessons like that. And maybe they 
would stop being such idiots. If we did that to people it would be so 
atrocious, but its alright to do it to animals. 
MRR: What are the titles for some of your songs? 
Chris: "Left For Dead," "Skingraft," "Who Do You Know..." Another 
good one about being tired of hardcore and all the idiots who make 
it a stupid social thing. Walk on egg shells about everything you say. 
We're just saying fuck that, fuck you, we'll do what we want and say 
what we want, it doesn't really matter, these are aspects that shouldn't 
be a part of hardcore.... 

MRR: You just recorded recently.... what's going to happen with that? 
Jeff: We recorded 13 songs some of which will go to the splits and the 
rest will be used as a demo. 

MRR: What's the story behind the cops pulling you (Jeff) over for gun- 
running? 

Chris: Hamilton cops... 
Jeff: Pigs are pigs.... 
MRR: Yeah, but what happened? 

Jeff: I was arrested by a sixteen-man S.W.A.T. team at gunpoint. The 
4 people I was with were arrested. I came out of the tattoo shop and 
we left. We were driving and the car in front of us stopped. We tried 
to go around them and another car came out. We didn't know what the 
hell was going on and all of a sudden there is infra-reds on everyone's 
foreheads. We look around and there is 16 guys with machine guns 
around our car telling us to put our hands up. From there I got arrested. 
Wrongfully arrested. 
MRR: Why did they arrest you? 

Jeff: They were convinced that I was running guns. I don't know how, 
why or where. 
MRR: They didn't produce proof? 




Chris: They don't have to say anything. 

Jeff: I hated cops before that and now I hate them even more because 

I realized that you just can't do anything. I talked to a lawyer, I talked 

to everybody involved and you can't do anything. 

MRR: Why did they think you were running guns? 

Jeff: I don't know. They wouldn't tell me. Maybe because I work at a 

tattoo shop.... I guess that's enough to go on. I honestly don't know. 

It's the most bizarre thing that has ever happened. 

Curtis: They thought I was a skinhead and this tattoo on my neck was 

a Nazi lightning bolt. It says D.F.L. (Down For Life) , but I guess les pigs 

thought it was a lightning bolt or some such 3rd Reich insignia. 

Jeff: They thought we were running guns for some nazi group. 

MRR: Has anything happened since then? Have they come after you 

about anything else? 

Jeff: No, actually nothing. They said they were still going to watch us 

because they knew we were doing it. Blah... blah... blah, but nothing 

has happened since. 

MRR: So you run a 
tattoo shop and 
hardcore record 
store in Hamilton. 
What is going on 
with that? 
Chris: They (|eff) 
moved their tat- 
too shop about a 
month ago and 
we opened, with- 
in the same build- 
ing, a record store 
called Static Age. 
We just sell 
records and 
books.... It's all 
punk and hard- 
core stuff. It's 
pretty good. It's 
what the city 
needs. There is 
nothing like that 
for anyone who is 
into punk in 
Hamilton. And 
subsequently 
there is no one re- 
ally into that so we 
are sort of taking a 
chance, but if it's 
_ there then we will 

find out what's still left of that scene. 

MRR: Have you found anybody? How has it going? 

Chris: There is a lot of people who come right off the street... that just 

come out of the woodwork... that you wonder where they were the 

whole time. So it's kind of good once you know that there is a base 

of people there. 

Jeff: We have a small overhead... so I think we will be alright. We don't 

have too much to worry about as far as rent and bills. We are covering 

everything now and we have only been open for a month. 

MRR: What is Left For Dead up to in the future? 

Chris: Smash everything. 

Jeff: I don't know and I don't know if I care. 

Chris: Seize the day... by the throat. Rock out and have fun at hardcore's 

expense. 

MRR: How can people get in touch with you? 

Jeff: 189 East 31 St. Street, Hamilton, ON, L8V 3P4, Canada. 

Chris: Yeah, and if any bands or people are coming through our 

scumfuck town of Hamilton, Ontario they can use that address to call 

us up and we can set up shows for them. Talk to Jeff or myself. 

MRR: You guys are doing shows? 

Jeff: We are going to start doing shows. 

MRR: Whereabouts? 

Chris: You ever see any shows at the Corktown? A horrible, horrible little 

redneck place. Hicks with pool cues. It sums up Hamilton pretty well. 

It's a good spot for shows. 

Jeff: Guaranteed fights every night. 

MRR: Have you done any shows there yet? 

Chris: I am putting on a show with Acrid and us and whoever else I can 

get... some local bands. 

MRR: What number can they call? 

Chris: (905) 388-1464. 




the 



and 
and 



interview by Greg 
MRR: To start with, give us 
line-up. 

Greg C. Pearson, guitar 
vocals. 

Steve Musto, bass guitar 
vocals. 

Aaron Wootton, drums, vocarTs 
public exibition. 
MRR: Tell me a bit about the venues 
you were banned from and why? 
The first venue we were banned 
from was when we were all quite 
young and starting out. We were in 
the venue (which shall remain 
nameless) and I fucking hate 
football so I kept turning: over- 
the telly and upset ing the locals, 
then we just got drunk ahd^stupid 
and got in a fight with the 
landlord, the result: a life'ban. 
A few months later we got a high 
paying show there, they were not 
happy and the show was relocated 
a few days before. /..The second time 
was one place where some one 
brought along a blow-up guitar, I 
pretended to play it, then stuck 
it between my legs, one of -the 
audience pretended to give me head 
and then it was 'out and never come 
back ' . Time number three was when' 
our merchandise stall wasn't 
selling too good so Aaron plas- 
tered his ass in stickers and 



With me I guess the lyrics, I write 

about all kinds of shit. My lyric 

d writi/ig, is mainly influenced by 

.Chi -Pig from SNFU. I like the way 

he : . takes a deep and twist 



I'd heard. Eventually, 

metal got the better of me 

J started guitar lessons, . 

to have lessons with a gnarly old 

Punk that once produced an Amebix 



thrash 
untill 
I used 



-Death Angel but he kept teaching 
us pead Kennedys, so the punk 
W$BjBl&£ ew on "S. The first 
hardcore album I got was SNFU's 
"If You ■: c Swear, You'll Catch No 
Fish". I got really into 
grixidcore, I guess skate videos 
was another \qajor input, stuff 
like Black Flag and Descendants, 
not forgetting SWA. 
MRR: What's the average 



I mainly write about stuff that's 

happened to me but then put it into 

perhaps metaphors and try to add 

a bit of humour. I think that if 

you like a band's music and then 

you find out the lyrics are really 

good, too, it's a great advantage,; 

a bonus" 'even . 

MRR: what do you see in the scene? 
: X see the bi g "ki ds' playing and 
f we're not allowed to play'because 
~\we'll just be silly and ruin, their 

game, but some of them, like our ^ellowskin".^^? 

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the big kids like them but not us: audience \A» j a !» 77 &,«, -t 

Actually that's probably a re- S^X %Z way) "bit we 

fs/'t^it^r tJ -d,Z thlI f f . t0 sa l' generally just play. and leaye. If 

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VZZ her % at ^^om.My^gran Tc/obat i^ pfoT^ful^o^sT- 

keeps asking me about the band takes^tc, Lr0^^XJi three 

though, so that's one fan at guys standing tlere^ang ing out a 

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"xenowsKin" and "I Know You Are 
mooned on stage as a human advert, f V l^ P °^ k l S ° - 1 f ° Und a ch€ap ' You s ^ You Are, But What Am I?' 
that didn't go down too well with t^T and bou 3ht it. It was the 
the club owners. ' Subh u™ans EP/Lp, I took it home 

MRR: Do you ever get hassle for a " d P#^>*£ .'loads, , it really 
your name? apealled tome at that time,' It was 

Luckly no-one has ever % so dlfferent from anything else clev 

it for &jtt 



racist. We're called 



Yellow Skin because of 
my blood disorder that 
affects my red blood 
cells and makes me 
jaundiced. It was a.^ 
playground insult and?£&ff£ 
so therefore a goodjSR 
ironic name . I find my-jjfcift 
self having to explainl&& 

thy. I hop 

takes it the wrong way. $m 
MRR: What's the dealfk 
with you and primaryK 
skate gear? 
Now that would be let 
ting the cat 
bag. Let's 

that us and Primary are^ 
v4ry close-knit, plusfc 
we like the stuff. C 

MRR: What's more impor-Aj 
to you, music or^St 






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tiiis a lot to people but 

I don't want any sympa -JSS 

thy. I hope no-one ever'SB 



out of theM 
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tant 
lyrics? 




or a smashing comp CD for £6 (or 
$9) called "Anarchy Reign" with 
loads of cool bands, from: 
Yellowskin, 35 The Leys, 
Clevedon, North Somerset, BS21 
7YQ, England. (Cheques to 
Pigman Records) . Each pur- 



chase comes free with a 
Jg^K^k fanzlne and a badge while they 
'-4 last. 
\MRR: What's next for you? 

\Hopefully we're gonna have a 
\ full-on album out in the near 

^future, it might be on Pigman, 
it might not be, I can't say 
too much yet 'cos I'm unsure 
\myself. Hopefully it'll be 
soon, it's been fucking long 
enough ! 

\MRR: Who do you rate? 

\AFI, The Vandals, SNFU, Ren & 
Stxmpy, Michael Moorcock, 
that's just me. Collectively I 

\knowwe rate Jailcell Recipes, 

\Dead Kennedys, and probably a 
shitload of stuff that I can't 
think of 'ccs you just asked 

jme. 
w&MRR: Closing comment? 
jEkSupport your scene, it would 
Zlsuck more witnbiit^ft . Oh yeah, 
5 ema il at: IYFREL .@AOL. COM 




Tucson punks the Weird Love- 
makers have been playing around 
for about two and a half years now. 
They've been on a couple comps, a 
split single with A Band Called Moss 
and their own self released 'Irving" 
7". but having just put out their first 
full length CD "Electric Chump" 
on local label Gouramie 
records, mrr seemed to 
think it would be a 
good time to give 
them the full 
length inter- 
view treat- 
ment, in retro- 
spect this was 
probably not 
the case, but 
Fen Hsaio, Tim 
D'Avis and 
Mark Reynolds 
were stupid 
enough to try. 
MRR: so let's 
get a brief his- 
tory of the 
band. 

Greg (Petix, guitar/ 
vocals): Okay, in 1992 
me & Gerard are playing in 
Chicago in a band called the 
Lonely Trojans with me on drums 
and him on bass. We started this little 
side project because Gerard liked play- 
ing drums so much and I had a couple 
songs to write. Under the name "The 
Weird Lovemakers" we played with 
this guy Ron Richter for awhile, then 
we played with Dave Riley from Big 
Black, the infamous fuck-lip drunk - we 
played one last show with him in Chica- 
go, like three songs, and it was horrible. 
Dave didn't know what he was doing, 
and he wasn't even playing with us, just 
looking in disgust. That was pretty 
much it until we moved back to Tucson, 
we started up again because Gerard's 
girlfriend at the time wanted to play 
music, and I still had some songs to 
figure out. We got this girl named Shan- 
non Riggs to play bass and Chrissy 
played guitar, I played guitar and Ger- 
ard drummed. We went through a 
bunch of dumb names for awhile but 
we stuck with Irving, which was dumb- 
er than all the other names. Shannon 
left, we got Bob Fanning from the Fells 
for awhile, then Hector. Chrissy moved 
to Spain and Jason joined on guitar and 
as soon as that happened, we became 
the Weird Lovemakers... 
Hector (Jaime, bass/vocals): And then 
people started complaining that we 
were too macho. That's when they 
started calling us a hardcore band. 
Greg: Yeah, we lost our estrogen. 



MRR: So, does that explain the 
younger audience? 

Gerard (Schumacher, drums): The 
younger audience likes us because we 
are "on the tip". 

Jason (Willis, guitar): It's also because 
Gerard is an edu- 
cator of 
young 



"no veto", sometimes it's just like re- 
volving dictatorship. 
Greg: But we're all pretty much coming 
from similar places. We're all pretty 
much rock. 

Gerard: It's a consequence of ineptitude 
though. 

Jason: Yeah, we're thinking "this is our 
totally new wave song" and when we 
play it people are like "sure, that's really 
'new wave', man". It's not even re- 
motely close. 

MRR: You guys have some 

songs that are clearly not 

serious, and some like 

the Norteno song that 



minds. 
(Gerard is a middle 
school teacher) 

Gerard: No, I think it's because we're 
"fresh". 

Greg: Gerard threatens to fail the kids if 
they don't come see us. 
MRR: How does this "no veto of 
songs" rule work? 
Greg: Basically, it's if one of the guys 
writes a song and really wants to play it, 
we have to; even if we all think it's shit. 
If he's obstinate enough he could play it 
at every show. Most of the friction I've 
had in all the bands I've been in for the 
last ten years have come from prob- 
lems like that; people saying "Well, I 
don't like that song. That's not our 
sound.", and I've always liked bands 
who jump all over and like to do differ- 
ent shit. It's probably kept us from a lot 
of fights. 

Jason: Yeah, I think our biggest argu- 
ment we've had like that has been 
about a cover song. 
Greg: Basically Gerard tried to get 
around the no.veto rule, tried to amend 
the constitution, like it didn't count for 
covers, but we shouted him down. We 
had a coup. 

Hector: But it's not like we're all obsti- 
nate enough to want to play a song that 
nobody else in the band wants to play. 
Greg: I am. 

Jason: I've dropped songs because I felt 
like we weren't all into it. it's not really 



would sound like a novel- 
ty to the casual listener. Do 
you worry about getting 
lumped in with stuff like that? 

Greg: "Goof Rock". In the Toxic 
Ranch catalog we were listed as 
something like "Tucson's answer to 
NoFX", who I'd never heard. 
Jason: And who we sound nothing like. 
It was probably just because Greg's fat. 
Greg: Yeah, I think they're just saying 
because I'm a fat guy... 
Jason: But they don't say "Hey, it's Poi- 
son Idea" though. I've always liked 
bands with a sense of humor, like the 
Angry Samoans or something, but at 
the opposite end of the spectrum you 
have shit like the Dead Milkmen and it 
would be a nightmare to be thought of 
as being in league with that crap. 
Hector: But it would be worse to be 
lumped in with bands that are totally 
humorless, too serious. 
Gerard: I personally don't care. Who 
cares if people think we're goofy? 
Greg: Of course I don't care, it just un- 
dermines things that you might want 
people to take seriously, my lyrics are 
mostly pretty serious I think... 
MRR: Yeah, but they're funny. 
Greg: They just seem that way cause 
Hector's lyrics are just one big downer. 
MRR: well one thing that stood out 
to me was that a lot of the lyrics are 
more reminiscent of older punk 
bands, with a lot of directionless 
boredom and frustration... 
Jason: Ahhh, that's all punk bands ever 
write about. 

Greg: With some of my favorite bands, 
I don't know what the fuck they're 
saying; their lyrics are just totally neb- 
ulous and I still love their music. The 
other side of the coin is bands where 
the lyrics are so stupid and obvious like 
"I got my car and I got my girl and she 
digs me hard". Two extremes and I hate 



them both. 

mrr: (to Greg) Explain your "Captain 

Ugly" philosophy. 

Greg: It's not a philosophy really... 
Hector: It's about Greg making out with 
cute girls and then claiming that no one 
likes him. 

Greg: Hey, crippled people can over- 
come their crippled-ness. I just don't 
think people are willing to admit how 
important looks are in this world, so a 
lot of ugly people grow up thinking that 
they suck but the reality is that it's just 
because they aren't beautiful that peo- 
ple don't like them. People like to pre- 
tend that nothing's going on, but it's 
a war. The truly sad thing is that 
I'm not above it, I like 
beauty too. Nobody 
jerks off to 
Mother 

Theresa 
they go for Pam- 
ela Anderson. 
MRR: Do you still accept 
every offer to play? 
Gerard: We keep saying we won't, 
but then we always end up doing it. 
Greg: Yeah, we play a lot. There's lots of 
times when we want to say "no", but 
we're grateful for the attention. We're 
like a homely girl at the prom. 
Jason: I think the reason we get asked 
to play so much is just because there 
are so few punk bands in town, so we 
do the playing-out equivalent of like 
three bands. 

MRR: what are some memorable/ 
immemorable shows you've 
played? 

Jason: The New Bomb Turks. Even 
though my guitar got stolen, they were 
great. 

Greg: The Motards show in Austin. 
Gerard: Scared of Chaka was memora- 
ble. 

MRR: what about worst shows? 
Jason: Man, that's no problem. Vanilla 
Trainwreck, Thee Hypnotics... 
Greg: Chrome Cranks. 
Jason: Yeah that was pretty bad, and 
actually they're not so horrible on 
record but they were bad that night. 
That was the show where some guy 
kept yelling "play something good" and 
the singer was like "We just did! That 
was good!", really exasperated. 
Gerard: Half Japanese. 
Jason: I liked some of their set. 
Greg: The best thing about that was 
Sherry dancing, she was so happy. 
MRR: what about worst reception? 
Greg: Tucson. 

Jason: That Portland show was pretty 
bad. 

Gerard: Yeah but the four people there 
loved us. 



MRR: No cigarette butts thrown at 
you? 

Jason: Someone spat at the stage once, 
but I think it was one of those punks 
who was spitting to show af 
fection. There were a cou- 
ple of DPC shows 
though, where no one 
was there and we were 
playing, and we were 
sucking. 
Greg: Apparent 
ly Layla 
told 

me that half 
the girls in Gerard's 
class back then wanted him to be 
the father of their children. 
Jason: Hector got kissed by three or four 
girls at our Halloween show. It was like 
girl after girl coming up and kissing 
Hector, and he just continued to play 
and grin. 

Greg: Yeah, they nudged past me to get 
to him. When the song was over I went 
to the mic to try and make them feel 
guilty like "Hey, I haven't been kissed 
yet", so Travis and Omar kissed me. 
Great. 

Jason: I think that after awhile these 
girls just noticed "Hey, Hector's a fuck- 
ing great looking guy. I'm just gonna 
kiss him." 

MRR: Did he get any dates? 
Greg: No, Hector's a puss. 
MRR: Are you bothered that Greg 
just took a sip out of that bottle 
you're going to pour into your cup, 
Jason? 

Jason: No, I'm just not going to pour 
anything from it into my cup. 
Greg: I'm surrounded by a bunch of 
pusses. 

Gerard: I'm not afraid of germs. 
MRR: But you're Australian. 
Jason: Yeah, you were weaned on Veg- 
emite and Foster's. 

MRR: How was working with Jim 
waters (producer of "Electric 
Chump")? Did he give you the 'Jon 
Spencer" treatment? 
Greg: A nightmare. He called me 
"cunt face". He called me 
this many times. 
Jason: When he 
wasn't busy im- 
plying that 
Gerard slept 
with his 
mother. 
Gerard: I to- 
tally missed 
that. 

Jason: C'mon, 
it was all day. 
Gerard: There 




was a theme of abuse every day. 
MRR: And the theme was always 
you? 

Gerard: No I wasn't the target every 
day. 

Jason: I was never the tar- 
get, Jim and I got along 
swimmingly. 
MRR: How much of 
the sound on there 
was his doing 
and 

how 
much was just 
"happy accidents"? 

Greg: Well, it was more our ideas and 
his knowledge. 

Hector: There were a lot of things that 
Jim convinced me to do vocally that I 
might not have. 

Gerard: So wait, you're saying that Greg 
and I were the only targets? 
Greg: In all honesty, Jim was great. 
There were some songs where it's not 
like we got the "perfect take" or any- 
thing, maybe just the "serviceable 
take", you know? The take where at 
least I didn't drop my guitar. 
Jason: There were a lot of things that we 
wanted to play around with that we got 
to though, like I wanted that tampoura 
on "Smells Like Rain" and Gerard want- 
ed to play the xylophone on "Hy- 
drosonic"... 

Greg: And I wanted to mic a dead rat. 
The sound of a dead rat. 
Jason: And you can pretty much hear it 
throughout the whole album. 
MRR: What's the hardest part of be- 
ing in a Tucson band? 
Greg: Lifting equipment. 
MRR: which I heard jason often 
doesn't take part in. 
Jason: Yeah, when I joined the band 
they gave me fifty cards that get me out 
of lifting equipment. I've used twenty 
so far, and I have every intention of 
using the next thirty. 
Gerard: Driving so far to play 
any out of town shows is a 
drag. Tucson is pretty 
isolated 

graph- 
ically. 
Jason: Oh, 
what about the 
demon animals 
that swoop 
down and kill 
people? 
MRR: The 
Chupacabre? 
Jason: Yeah. 
And that 




stealing children out of the park? She's 
probably who stole my guitar. 
Greg: I hate the Jackalopes. They got my 
amp. 

MRU: So is this a hobby for you or 
what? 

Greg: It's a hobby that's the best thing in 
my life. I have a shitty job, I work in a 
coffee shop, so the most important 
thing for me is the Weird Lovemak- 
ers. If it weren't for this band I 
don't know if I'd play guitar. 
Even now I don't really play, 
the way I write songs is I 
justgetthesonginmy 
head and I 



call 

up my an- 
swering machine 
and hum it, then I 
try and play it from 
that. 

Jason: I'd never 
played the guitar at 
all until I got to Tuc- 
son. No matter how 
many times people \ 
told me how "easy" it 
was, I couldn't get past 
the initial stages until I 
saw the Fells play here. I 
was talking to Heath later 
and I asked him how long 
he'd been playing and he just 
kind of shrugged and said 
"maybe a couple of 
years". I guess It 
just finally 
m e . 



pendent side that we think of anyway. 
Gerard: There are still the same two 
sides of it that there have always been. 
A lot of mainstream kids will go for it 
and then hopefully some of them will 
dig a little deeper and get turned on to 
more inde- 
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why I did 
that "how to 
play these songs" 
insert for the 7"; about 
the two finger power chord 
trick. Heath loaned me a guitar 
and once I figured that two finger trick 
out I wanted to make sure everyone 
knew that there really was nothing to 
it. I mean, I was writing songs in like a 
week. 

MRR: what do you think about the 
way punk is being commercially 
marketed these days? 
Greg: I think it's good. I mean, I think 
punk is the best music out there, and I 
like turning on the radio and hearing 
"People Who Died" instead of "Free- 
bird", you know what 1 mean? I think it'll 
encourage people to listen to good stuff 
and form bands. Sure there'll be more 
"poseurs" or whatever, but that's al- 
ways been the case. 
Hector: I don't think that the bands 
hitting it big, who are supposedly 
"punk" really represent the whole inde- 



bands that 
they think are cool. 
Hector: I remember growing up in 
Nogales, AZ and not being able to get 
punk magazines or records at all, now 
you can find more of them everywhere 
and that's a good thing. 
MRR: What is your current most hat- 
ed song? 

Greg: That "if you're down with P, then 
you're down with me" song. 
Jason: That fucking Macarena song. 
Gerard: I hate that "meow meow" song 
by the Presidents of the United States of 
America. 

Hector: I heard Pink Floyd on the radio 
today and it really struck me how much 
I hate those guys. All their post- Barrett 
stuff is fucking awful. 
Jason: Gerard had this weird need to 
hear No Doubt on tour and I think that 
a couple of the songs on that are as 
terrible as it gets. 

MRR: Do you think that girl is hot? 
Gerard: She's a man! 
Jason: She's a sports bra enthusiast Ger- 



ard, that does not make her a man. 
Greg: Some of the stuff that I hate the 
most is dub reggae. Jason made us lis- 
ten to that on tour. 
Jason: Hey! Jason did not "make us 
listen to it", because Gerard and Hector 
like it too. Whereas the big Clash fan 
over here, does not. 

Greg: That's what ruined the 
Clash. 
Jason: What ruined the 
Clash is that they 
stayed together af- 
ter the first al- 
bum. 
MRR: What 
did you 
guys eat 
today? 
Greg: I 
worked 
today, so 
I ate a 
lot. 

There's 
lots of 
food to 
be eaten 
there. 
Jason: 
Sodapop. 
Cereal, chips 
and salsa. 
Hector: Eggs. 
Nothing but eggs. 
Greg: Quiche, and a 
bowl of soup, 
(pause) 
Gerard: Now let's be truthful, 
Greg. 

Jason: And a plate of infants. 
Gerard: I ate a bean burrito, side of 
nachos, a veggie burger with french 
fries, a jar of Gatorade, a yogurt 
smoothie with banana and chocolate 
syrup with berry mix... 
Jason: Just put that Gerard had vege- 
mite. Some wallabies. A fried dingo. 
Gerard: ...and protein powder, and oh, 
mid afternoon I had an ice cream lolli- 
pop, some Sun Chips, when I go home 
some ice cream... 

Jason: Hey if anybody out there has a 
copy of the International Discography 
of New Wave #2 that they want to get 
rid of, tell them to send it to me. That, 
and the "Are We Too Late For the 
Trend?" comp, and, uh, any interesting 
info about the Bizarros. 
Greg: And I'm looking for "Brother Pow- 
er the Geek" #2. 

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Interview by Leaann 
|MRR: First off, what's up 
with the name? 

Pat: Ed made it up. 
MRR: How'd you come 
up with that name, 
Ed? 

Ed: I was in a band 
called Loaded, and 
now I'm in the 
Withdrawals. 
MRR: That's 
probably why 
lyou're a lot 
tighter and fast- 
er now. 

Everyone: Yeah! 
(laughter) 
MRR: What were 
you guys all doing 
before you got to- 
gether? 

Pat: Well, we all hung 
put, and... 

Colby: We all drank to- 
gether. 

Pat: Yeah, we all drank to- 
gether. Then they kicked out 
that one dork guy. They had this, 
like, stupid guitarist. They got rid of 
him and got Dan. 
Colby: And he tried to play bass but he 
couldn't. 

Pat: That's pretty much it. We just hated all the other 
bands in our area, so we decided we'd make a cool 
band. 

MRR: Yeah, you guys are from farm town, U.S.A. 
Lewiston, Idaho. What does one do in Lewiston? 
Dan: Ride BMX bikes and wear Metallica shirts, 
(laughter) 

MRR: You guys have a new 7 " out; do 
you plan on touring this sum- 
mer? 

Pat: Hopefully. I hope so. If the 
van can make it. 
MRR: Pat, I was reading over 
your lyrics in the record 
and I noticed that you 
have a lot of anger to- 
wards the government 
and politics in general. 
Is there anything you 
want to say to the peo- 
ple reading this in- 
terview? 

Pat: Well, everything 
is based around mass 
mentalities. You know; 
where it's left wing or 
right wing? There's no 
place for individuality in 
politics. And that's stu- 
pid. And, I'm tired of ev- 
erybody being a token. Like, 
Colin Powell— the Republicans 
didn't point out that he had 
Republican ideals, he was just the 
token black. Then, the Democrats used 



Jesse Jackson as their token black guy. It's 
just stupid; it makes no sense. But, we 
might as well talk about something in 
our music. 
MRR: What kind of music do you 
guys listen to? 
Colby: The Ramones. 
Pat: Conflict. 
MRR: What band do you 
want to play with that you 
haven't played with that's 
out there right now? 
Colby: Madonna, (laughter) 
We're all material girls in- 
side. Black Flag. 
Dan: The Buzzcocks. 
They're pretty cool. 
Colby: I wouldn't mind 
playing with D.I.R.T. I like 
them. Locally, the Makers 
and Clabberhag. 
MRR: Have you guys 
ever played with the 
Makers yet? 
Colby: Uh uh. We 
played with Clabberhag 
in Loaded. 
Pat: And Intifada again. I 
like Intifada. 
Colby: Except not at a bar. Bars 
blow. 
MRR: So you'd much rather play all 
ages shows? 

Colby: But, with all ages shows, you always 
have to bring the P.A. 
Pat: Yeah, but, at least I can watch the bands 
at the all ages shows. I still got one more year. 
MRR: Do you find that there's more energy 
going on at all ages shows 
with the younger crowd? 
Colby: Oh yeah. But, we're 
more energetic at bar 
shows 'cause we're 
more... 

MRR: ...drunk? 
Colby: Yeah, (laughter) 
Dan: Not here, though. 
'Cause they just sit there 
and look at you . 
Colby: It's a bunch of 21 
year olds. 

MRR: I don't know; at 

that show down in 

Lewiston, you guys 

were pretty energetic. I 

enjoyed watching Pat 

bleed all over himself. 

That was pretty energetic. 

(laughter) 

Pat: Yeah. We haven't had a 
really cool crowd yet. It's all 
that testosterone, let's shove 
each other' stuff. Nobody pogos 
any more. 
MRR: How long have you guys been 
together. 
Pat: A year? 
Colby: A year. 



MRR: So, was the Withdra 

Colby: Yeah. We played our 

last year. Dan's been with i 

Dan: Last April. 

Colby: Yeah, since April. V 

player out. 

Ed: On stage, before we pla 

Colby: Yeah. We kicked oui 

stage. 

Pat: And he kept on play% 

MRR: You did? You Uteri! 

Pat: Yeah, before we startle 

play and he kept on call- ' 

ing it a joke. 

Like, "What- 

e v e r 

man." 



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E d 

said, 

"After this 

show, you'll never 

be in this band again." 

MRR: So, what are you gu> 

studio today? 

Pat: Recording a new 7". 

Colby: A split with Kringe. 

MRR: Is there any theme, 

Colby: It's theme is, appajp: 

Pat: Every punk band hap 

police, I guess. 

Colby: We've all had run-in! 

Pat: Yeah, like my flyers. 

MRR: Didn't you have a s< 

Ed: "Serve & Protect." 

Colby: It's gonna be on the 

Ed: Right. 

Colby: We've all been arrest 




rvals a band last summer? 

first show about this time 
us for... 

fe kicked our other guitar 

yed. 

• first guitar player out on 

g with us like a dork. 
ly just said "get out? 

I. We were getting ready to 



Ed: Urinating in public. 

MRR: You were arrested for urinating in 

public? 

Ed: Yeah. 

Pat: I've gotten minor in consump- 
tion, minor in possession, obstruc- 
tion of justice, verbal assault on an 
officer, the flyers for that show... 
MRR: Yeah; what did you get a 
ticket for? 

Pat: I posted all these flyers that 
showed Jesse Helms crucified 
and, like an idiot, I put my num- 
ber on there for show info. So, 
all those "citizens" got 
pissed off about it 
and called the 
cops. The cops 
woke me up at 
7:00 am and 




(s doing in the recording 

to the 7"? 

ntly, police. 

to have a song about the 

i with the police. 

mg about Idaho police? 

7". 
ed. 



looking at my 
eyes like I was 
some sort of fuck- 
ing junkie. 
MRR: That probably has to 
do with living in such a 
small town. 

Pat: Something. It's hard. It 
sucks. 

MRR: Going in an interro- 
gation room for a band fly- 
er. 

Pat: Yeah. The thing is, our 
flyers got up with all these 
other band's flyers for differ- 
ent shows that night and they 
never got fucking called or 
anything. It was just us. 
MRR: Because of the art work? 
Pat: Yeah, they got pissed off. 



I had to go 
down there. I 
went to an in- 
terrogation 
room and an 
officer was yell- 
ing at me. I adver- 
tised without a city 
permit, which is a 
$65 fine. And then, 
a week ago, I got 
pulled over. 
Colby: For driving 
a shitty van. 
Pat: Yeah. This guy 
I was in the car with 
had a bong on him 
and he threw it in 
the back. When the 
cops searched the car, 
they found it, and 
the guy didn't 
fess up so I took 
the blame for 
it. They had 
me out in the 
middle of this 
busy street 




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They were telling me how disgusted they | 
were by it. 
Ed: Three thousand complaints. 
Pat: Yeah; they got three thou- 1 
sand complaints in a week 
about it. In a town of thirty | 
thousand? 

MRR: So, what have you I 
been arrested for, Ed? | 
Ed: Colby, (laughter) 
Dan: Have you been| 
arrested? 

Ed: Yep; urinating | 
in public. 

Colby: Oh, I got ob- 
struction of justice. | 
I was in my ex-girl- 
friend's house. The I 
people upstairs had 
just moved in the 
night before and I 
used to go in and out 
of the house like it was 
my house. They thought 
I was a burglar 'cause they 
didn't know me. So, they 
called the police and the police 
came down and grabbed me out of 
the house and put me outside. They put my head 
against the hood of my car and cuffed me and pulled 
guns on me and everything. Even though she was 
home and I just walked in. They hauled me off. I got 
bailed out, but it was for absolutely no reason what- 1 
soever. And she even said, "He's supposed to be here, 
I live here, this is my house." They just did it 'cause of | 
the way I was dressed. 
Ed: And they were bored. 
Colby: I mean, when they pulled the guns on me, 1 1 
wasn't mouthy, but it was in their house that they 
actually pulled the guns. In someone else's 
house. I had my hands up and I was, like, 
"Look, I have my I.D. right here," you | 
know, I had my hands up and every- 
thing. They go, "Freeze!" Theyl 
were all freaked out. And I said, 
"Fuck it," and tried to run past 
^ them and that's when they 
took me down. Cuffed me, 
slammed my head against 
the car; they didn't ask me 
any questions. I had dated 
the cop's daughter at one | 
time and I think he remem- 
bered me. That's how I got I 
this scar on my wrist. His 
daughter was a shitty fuck. 
MRR: Dan, have you ever| 
been arrested? 
Dan: No. 
MRR: Oh, Dan. 

Dan: I have to babysit these | 
guys. 

Colby: He wears a halo. He's still | 
in high school. 
Ed: Yeah, he's got time. 
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MRR: When we were about begin, one of the member 
found Omikuji-Ball (It s a sliver color ball with 
horoscope signs curved onto it. You put in money 
~m the top of it and press the button of your sign, 
then it'll give you the horoscope) " 'fH 

Y: Isn't it usually placed at places like Ramen 
*^restaurants?-"y placed or places like Ramen 
MRR: If s Unusual to see this in a cafe. 
Besides, you don't see this stuff these 
days any more....' see mis 
( E: Or on the roof of a department store. 
N: Does it really gives you the right 
horoscope? -vhtnoro- 

Y: Oh yeah, I remember one time I 
stole one from a bar and then I took 
it apart at home. I found out that it 
doesn't matter what your sign is, it 
gives you one reading whatever the 
button you press, (laugh) 
T: So, it's matter of how you take it, 
huh? (laugh) huh? 

N:.... Man you're busted 'cause it says 
"you'll be arrested for taking this out 
^dr stealing" on the back, (laugh) 
»Y: It must've been expired long time 
ago. It's been three years. 
MRR: Did you know that the company 
who makes those is located very 
k close from here? If s the same com- 
>any that makes fortune cookies, 
(laugh) "tune cookies^ 
T: One of my friends got a job in a phony nv 
place like that. He'd think about those 
fortune messages all day long, (laugh) 
% : I know a guy who's working at some 
condom company. 

N: Oh, have you ever bought a rubber 
'from the vending machine? Isn't it so 
, embarrassing? 
T: No way. (laugh) 

N: My friend is an expert on buying 
rubbers from the vending machines. 
He would take his girlfriend on the back 
of a bicycle and ride to stop right in front 
of the machine perfectly. And then, she 
puts in some money very quickly and just 
grab the stuff. Then they take off really 
fast. 
T: Coolness. That's the mant (laugh) 
, MRR: I'd call that "teamwork*. 
T: Yep, that's the start of the "cooperate work" 
(you know what this means..), (laugh) 
MRR: OK.We'd better start the real talk before the 
show starts. How 'bout starting with Intro of the 
members. 
T: I'm Tokue, the drummer. 
N: Vocalist, Nang-Chang. 
Y: I'm Yamada, the guitar player. 
E: Cm Eat Shit & Die, play bass 
MRR: When did you guys start? 

N: About the end of '80s. Only the guitar player has been 
changed last year, the rest of us are the same from the 
start 

MRR: So, fixed members 'till now? 
T: Going into the 7th year now. 

N: When we first started, we only did shows a few times a 
year but we've been keep practicing every Tuesday and 
Fridays. We still don 't know what's on TV on those two days. 
T: All of our friends and family even know those two days 
are unavailable. 

N: The other day, we had Tuesday off. So, I turned on the 
TV to see "Naruhodo the worfd"(a quiz show, Pushead had 
once appeared on it as a Japanimation freak..), but it 
discontinued the show about 3 years ago.. ..(laugh) 
MRR: So, what's taken so long to get to this first single 
release? 

N: We weren't even thinking about any record releases at 
all. 
T: We were just hoping maybe someone would bring us an 



T: That s right, we were having a blast. It was kind of the continuation 

of after school club activity, getting together after school. 

N: Even now, it hasn't changed 

MRR: Do you think the sound has been changed since the start? 

N: I guess it's been changed.when we started, we were very desperate. 

(laugh) 

T: We were making a desperate attempt to make the sound. We were 

trying so hard to make a piece of music. 

MRR: It wasn't even hardcore? 

N: Well, at least we listened to those bands on Selfish Records stuff. 

Also.we used to go to the clubs in Tokyo pretty often. 

MRR: You guys never used to listen to the bands from overseas? 

N: In our case we'd see those foreign bands t-shirts on other bands 

player wearing them, and we'd check them like "Ah. ..that's SNFU. ..and 

7 Seconds... and go home and look for them at the record 

store.something like that. Other than that, we didn't really get info on 

foreign bands. 

MRR: In the simple words, SYF's sound is not too much like the typical 

Jap-core or those UK influenced type of stuff. It's more tike floating 

somewhere in between Jap an and US sound. That's why I thought you 

guys were pretty much into some stuff from US bands. 

N: Well... .we do listen to so-called sounds, like Black Flag or Minor 

Threat or Avengers... 

MRR: You guys must have lots of original songs after all this years? 

N: Actually, we have none, (laugh), it takes long time for us to write 

songs. 

MRR: This time, you released two singles about the same time and each 

side only have one song, also they are super short. Why did you decide 

to separate in two different singles? Even one sided EP could have 

covered all those songs (laugh) 

N: It's because they are for single records.! think that's the way it 

really supposed to be. Each side contains one song only means you can 

enjoy and appreciate them.i'm kinda proud about the way it came 

out.you know the typical hard-core records just cram so many songs 

MRR: It was kinda reminded me of the Dwarves's single and I thought 

It was cool. 

N: Yeah, other bands were even amzed about how we could release 

two records with just two songs each. 

MRR: Even the second one has no sleeve. Just got a paper sleeve and 

a stamp on it 

N: That's simply because we spent too much money on color vinyl and 

stuff, (laugh) 

MRR: What about your own label. Ride On? How did that thing happen? 

N: We were thinking about releasing a record, but no one would 

release it (laugh) So.that's why we just go ahead and mf , 

made one. ,.\ * .."■*•". 

T: Basically, we were doing something we want to.V':*'^ ' »;£"* .• ' 



much.they just wait for someone to help themV 
out. They don't even seem like saving money for . . ' t 
it..,.Thosepeopleaskuslike"Howyoudidthat?^ . '' 



save money for ourselves, perform whenever wew 



tour, just taking our time .• 



mean one of those bands who's calling th 
selves DIY? 

N: Seems like a rad thing to do. They look so 
proud of what they do. But that's the way it V 
should be. The important thing is the quality. ' . * 



.with your long existence, audiences mighfve grown up 
together too? 

N: Not really so. The early fans disappeared long time ago. And we 
don't necessary do performance with the hard-core people, 
either. 

T: Last year, we played with some high school's Metatica's copy 
band, (laugh). 

E: Or even with Helmet' s copy band. There were no audience then. 
The people were like come up to us asking "Can we go home, yet?" 
(laugh) 

MRR: The Hard-Core is becoming kinda big thing again now, 
doesn't It making things easier for you? 

T: We didn t really notice that.... But there are more audiences tf 
I'd think about it... 

N: One time we weren't doing any shows at all. t don't remember 
why but after a period of a time we did like 40 shows a year, 
(laugh) We just suddenly start playing like that. That's why we 
don't know what the other bands are doing and stuff. 
MRR: How about checking out some new records or new bands?? 
N: No, we don't do that at all. (laugh).if we find something we like 
at a friend's house, we'd write it down. That's all about we'd do. 
MRR: If you'd explain the sound of SYF to someone who doesn't 
know about you guys, how would you do that? 
E: I would say you have to come to our show 
N: It's awesome anyway. 
MRR: Is it that great always? 
N: We are not really thinking about anything. 
MRR: You guys rage? 
Y: Depends on how we feel that day 

N: When something good happens, we rage.... you see really wild 
bands sometimes but we don't really know how to put that ktnda 
power into the show, (laugh). Like some other bands would do like, 
while singing they scream and when it's done, they just talk 
normally like "the next show will be...." isn't that so embarrassing 
to do? (laugh). We kind of get shy about tt. So it all depends on our 
feelings. 

MRR: OK anything else you want to say before we go? 
N: We hope someone overseas who's reading this gets interested 
in us and ask us to do a tour or something. Somebodey invite us.... 
well, if we don't get any response, we'll just have to look for one 
our own. (laugh). 

T: By the time people read this, we'll have the 3rd single released. 
Don't think us like "duh.. Japanese again...", just listen to it, and 
you get your ear burnt off! 



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of us one by one. The result of the band or * t. 
records comes out pretty satisfying ones. We \ i .' 
don't care if it sells or not. (laugh) i . > 

MRR: Taking the action because you want to.... * '• 
that seems like the hard thing to do for others... -* . 
N: That's easy. If you want to do some thing, you \'. ; ;f 



you want put an ad or something, just open the first] 

page of MRR, it' s all written there for you. If you really '■'. _ 

desire to do something, you should be able to do it.*. 

That's how we came along.... 

MRR: You guys are on the stage pretty often in Tokyo lately, but what Contact" them dt Ride On Records, 31-20 Chigusadai, 

about your loca I area, Yokohama? Aobaku, Yokohama, Kauagawa-ken 227, Japan, fax +81-045-972- 

N: Well...the locals don't really care about usTokyo is a lot easier to 7730. Their Records are also distributed at Groovy Wax, PO Box 

anything .There are lots of clubs, too.Therearen'tmanyplacestoplay 3662, Chicago, IL 60654, 312-527-4958. 

in Yokohama. Not many people are listening our kinda music, either. 



My earliest memory of Flatus dates back to 
about 1988 when they were distributing these 
bizarre full-color stickers which depicted some 
kind of chemical explosion with the words "F- 
l-A-T-U-S MJ's newest punk band" printed on 




top. Since those days, Ted and company have 
released a string of singles as well as a full- 
length CD on their own Round Records label. 
The band has gained a substantial 
following over the years, 
sharing bills with 
bands 



like the 
Misfits, the Meat- 
men, Shudder To Think, the 
Dickies, Rhythm Collision and many more. 
I caught up with the band at their recent Coney 
Island High show to find out what's new. 
Interview by Zeckle. 

MRR: How long has the band been together now? 

Ted: we started playing in the beginning of 1988, so 

about 9 years. 

MRR: How many line-up changes have you had? 

T: Too fucking many! Mick is our sixth drummer and 

Gene is the fourth guitarist. Of course, I'm the 

original bassist but this line up has been together for 

longer and is way better than any past line-up. In my 

opinion, there have been incarnations of Flatus that 

have sucked but this line-up is literally a different 

band. Gene writes and sings like 50% of the material 

now, when I used to do everything myself. 

Gene: Ted used to be the songwriter, the label, the 

booking agent, the promo guy... 

Mick: And the bass player. 

MRR: Was there ever a time along the way when 

you felt like giving up? What would you do if you 

weren't in a band? 

T: No, although we never had any huge financial 

success or anything it's always been fun. I just want 

to play and that's all we've ever Wanted to do. That's 

what's missing from the scene today, there's none of 



the unity that used to hold it all together. It's like 
I was talking with somebody from the original 
Maxwell's scene and what he was saying was like, in 
those days a band would be lucky to make one record 
in their entire career, but today there's such a glut 
of bunds and releases... the dynamics have changed so 
much that everybody's attitude is like competitive 
instead of supportive. 

G: Once all the glam-rockers realized that punk was 
lucrative, they absorbed it. That's what our song 
bandwagon" is about. One band succeeds at some- 
thing and the next thing you know there's 20 mediocre 
imitations of that band out there. 
M: Without the honesty. 

MRR: Yeah, and isn t that what got you into 
punk in the first place, the pure honesty? 
T: Honesty and energy. 

MRR: What do you have to do to keep the band 
going? 

G: We all have jobs, I give guitar lessons and Mick 
works at a music store. 

MRR: Do you see any difference between making 
records for a major label and working for 
a large corporation? 
G: Not really, in both 
instances you 
have 




to just weigh 

what are you giving up and 

what are you netting in return? If 

you can make it work for you, then great. 

Nobody likes to work for somebody else, but it you can 

use that to help yourself get more independence, then 

in the long run it's worth it. 

T: Like I work at this restaurant, The Phone Booth. 

That's not what I want to do, but It allows me to be 

able to play in the band and gives me the flexibility 

to tour whenever I want. 

MRR: So would you ever sign to a major label? 

T: You just can t sacrifice your integrity. Do what 

you have to do, just don't com- 

romise what 




ong not because we didn't need any help but by 
default. All we ever had was ourselves, so I don t even 
see the major label thing as being an issue with us. 



MRR:OK, I have a 
real problem with 
your song "bud- 

?et beer cause 
t's like, 'Oh 
yeah, isn't it 
great to drink 
cheap beer' 
when it's 
really 




governmen 
to get over on you, sell- 
ing you shitty alcohol to 
keep you quiet. It's just 
another opiate for the masses, 
really no better than religion. 
T: I see what you're saying, but our song is more of 
a tongue-in-cheek tribute to our dysfunctional soci- 
ety. Just like how welfare recipients can't buy food 
but they have a T.V. and beer. It's all backwards. 
Y'know the lyrics are like "lost my job just last year, 
now I'm drinking budget beer." 
MRR: Who are the best current local bands? 
T: There are a lot of killer bands in New Jersey and 
New York. We probably have a couple of the best oi 
and punk bands around with The Wretched Ones, 
Niblick Henbane and Headwound. They all rule. Plus 
we have Anger who are a great punk band who we play 
with and go on the road with regularly. Electric 
Frankenstein is also really cool. There's also a lot of 
pop ounk type bands like The Fiend;, Felix Frump and 
the Plug Uglies who are really cool. There are really 
too many good bands to list everyone, but we're 
definitely in a killer place for original bands. 
MRR: So how did the Black Pumpkin thing come 
about? 

M: Well we've actually known the guvs from The 
Fiend; for a bunch of years and actually Jerry was 
gonna produce our last one but that never material- 
ized. 

6: We weren't ready anyway... back then it was just 
rush everything, y'know time is money and all that. 
This time we decided we wanted to finally make a 
record the right way, go in there and take the time to 
et killer sounds and It really paid off. So when Black 
'umpkin heard the new material they were like, Yeah! 
MRR: Why did you name your band after farts? 



Would you change it if you could? 

T: It's an absurdist name. We know it's stupid and 

that's exactly why we picked It. It's also Kind of 

disturbing too, y'know? Farts make you laugh but then I 

they make you sick. So there's that whole funny, | 

horrifying thing going on there. 

M: There are so many stupid band names. 

MRR: So, Gene, you just had a baby huh? 

6: Yeah. His name is Shane. 

MRR: How will that affect the band's touring I 

schedule and all that? 

6: It will be hard but I've got it all worked out. My I 

wife works also and is very supportive of the music, f 

She knew getting into this what it was going to be like I 

to be married to a musician so it's not like we weren't! 

ready to deal with it. 

MRR: Who is the greatest punk band of all time? 

T: Don't be an asshole! Of course it was the Ramones. I 



pitiful. 

were the kings. 
What do you think 
series? 

mean where each band does an I 

Ramones record? Somebody! 

us do one of those! I mean, | 

i ng dedicated Ramones fans. 

heard the Parasites are I 
doing the It's Alive album, 
and they're recording it I 
live. OK, next question 
some of your lyrics are a 1 
little., um... insensitive 
to women? 

T: That's bullshit. We have a 
few lines here and there in some 
songs that people get offended by, but 
it's all in good fun. A few years back we had 
a song, "get it while you're young ' which was a true 
story about a kid getting laid by an older woman... and 
hey we were kids ourselves then. Then there was that 
song "lookin for a party" which was on 

our "silent but deadly" 7- 
inch back in '92. Actually, a 
girl from MRR cut us down 
on that one for the lyrics 
The controversial line 
mentioned something 
about a girl who had 
really big tits. But, 
What the fuck.. That 
girl really had big fj 
tits! It wasn't writ- II 

ten maliciously or » ■ 

anything, itwas just 
a goof. We aren't 
the most serious 
people you'll ever 
meet.... 
M: A lot of the 
new songsare 
more serious. 
6: But it's „_.__ 
not like we 
hate women 



my- 
I'm 



I 



or 

thing, 

sure we'l 

write 

another 

stupid 

song in 

the future. Besides, 

we like girls with small breasts 

also. We love all women. 

MRR: Could anarchy work? 

T: I don't think so. A lot of people might be I 



OSfJS^) 



responsible enough to deal with it, but eventually 
those people would organize some how and it woulc 
be a kind of 
government 
anyway. It . 
would just 
start all^g 
over again. .T" 
I'm notsg 
positive 
that i 
people 
could 
handle 
the re- 
sponsi- 
bility of 
real 
freedom. 
People S 
are sheep. 
MRR: 
What " 
Flatus be 
doing in 
five years? 
T: Don't 
you worry, 
we'll be doing this for a long, long time. 
M: Either we will be incredibly popular or unbeliev- 
ably obscure but we'll still be at it. 
MRR: What does being punk mean to you? 
T: Not much of anything really. I don't consider 
myself a punk at all. I'm just a guy from New Jersey 
who likes good upbeat music. I enjoy punk rock and 
the punk scene and that's it. I don t get too involved 
with the political bullshit. 
MRR: Do you think politics have any place in music? 
T: For some bands, their message is more important 
than the music. The music is simply a vehicle to get 
the message across, kinda like rap. There's really 
nothing wrong with that, cause if you have something 
to say music is a pretty good platform to speak 
from... there's definitely a big enough audience. The 
80s were tough for bands like us though, cause 
everything was that preachy New York hardcore stuff 
«- and if you weren't into that, the scene was 
pretty scarce. But, you know, 
whatever you're 
into. 

MRR: I understand 
you went to the KISS 
reunion.... why? 
T: I grew up listening 
' to KISS and The Roll- 
1 ing Stones. To me it's 
all the same, it's all 
music. Yeah, the reunion 
thinq was definitely hokey 
but then again KISS were 
blatantly commercial from 
the start. What's really of- 
fensive is like The Sex Pis- 
tols reunion.... egad! 



The new Flatus album "Aural 
Fixations" is out now on Black 

7 Pumpkin Records. For more info, 
write to: PO Box 4377 River 
* Edge, NJ. 07661-4377 USA. 
They even have a Website: 
www.blackpumpkin.com 



Straight Faced-Huntington 
Beach Hardcore punk? Label it 
whatcha want! Here's a HI' interview 
with a band that is taking the U.S. and 
Europe by storm. This is a band that 
needs no introduction. Uh, well I just 
did one. Well, here it is. Jonny (vo- 
cals) and Dave (new guitarist) are 
present for the interview. Questions 
by Schizo. 

MRR: Tell me about the Europe tour 
you recently came back from. 
Jonny: We toured with Ignite playing in front of 
2.000+ people. Kids 
out there don't have 
shows going every 
weekend. Out here 
(in Orange County) 
you have ten differ- 
ent shows you can 
pick from on a Friday 
night. They don't 
have enough live 
music to take for 
granted — and when 
bands come, the 
kids really appreci- 
ate it. 

MRR: Do you describe your music as 
hardcore? 

J: Any time you label a band's style of music, 
it gives preconceived notions about the band 
before they see them play. Our music is pretty 
aggressive and hard. I suppose it's hardcore; 
I like to see it as more than one specific style 
of music or writing. We're just beginning to do 
what we're going to do with the band. 
MRR: Do you have some kind of 
message or attitude you portray? 
J: Lyrically if there is a message, it's a positive 
one. I'm pretty positive and maybe a lot of 
negative things are 
around me. 
MRR: Like 

what? 

J: Being 23, 24 and 
growing up in Hun- 
tington Beach, 
there's a lot of nega- 
tivity around me. 
MRR: Drugs or 
violence or . . .? 
J: I've had some 
pretty bad problems 
with drugs in the 
past. And as far as 
the scene goes, 
there is a lot of vio- 
lence out here. We 
definitely have 
songs that address 
those issues. I think 
music is basically 
for everyone. 
Where I come from 
was the scene when 
hardcore bands, 
punk rock bands, 
and even metal 
bands could play to- 
gether on the same 

bills an- everyone would have a good time. It 
was awesome. People don't need to be 
locked in with "I listen to this". 
MRR: Any good groupie stories? 
J: The way we like to look at things is we play 
songs and if people are into them, that's really 
cool, and we just happen to be the people 
playing it. There's a couple of stories that 
would have to be censored for vour maaazine 



with interaction with kids or whatever. We 
usually get a positive response from kids who 
come to see us. But in Europe you get treated 
like Motley Crue in the '80s, the whole signing 
autographs thing is a little bit overwhelming. 
MRR: What do you want to happen to 
the band in the future? 
J: A chance for as many people as possible to 
hear our music and decide for tnemselves 
whether they like it or not. I want to tour as 
much as possible. To use the word success, 
it's kind of a loaded word to use because 
success is in the eye of the beholder. To some 



stopped. Not doing drugs and drinking alcohol 
enables me to function as a human being, to 
have emotions and care about my friends, 
care about things important to me, and not 
myself and my high. 

MRR: What has Fearless done for 
you? 

J: Even when we were on other labels, Bob 
helped us more than they did. he's always 
supported us. He got us over to Europe. If 
there's a problem, it is resolved in a heartbeat. 
I wish I could say something bad to counter all 
the goods, but it would just be a lie. I've had 




people, it's money or fame or fortune. But 
maybe to someone like me or the rest of the 
band, success measured by someone who 
listened to our m.usic and is really into it and 
can relate to our songs. Right now, get out and 
play as much as we can. 
MRR: Tell me about the Snow-Jam 
tour. 

J: It's a tour in the major eastern provinces in 
Canada; we' II be playing with Propagandhi and 
Good Riddance, and a bunch of those bands 
are going to be playing. Right after the east 
coast tour, we're going to Canada. I'm per- 



negative experiences with previous labels. 
We've known Bob for a long time, and Fear- 
less is awesome. 

MRR: What do you think of the O.C. 
scene, how it's changing? 
J: It's impossible for us to get to play on an all . 
ages shows. We've tried and promoters get 
misinformation that if we play in Orange 
County, it's going to end up in a riot situation. 
It almost scares us to do it; if something does 
go wrong, we'll take the blame. 
MRR: What would you tell an out-of- 
state band coming to Orange County? 



jtfngtQB Beach. 



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sonally really supportive of the whole snow- 
skate-surf thing. 

MRR: How did you get out of the drug 
scene? 

J: It was a health/jail thing. I had a couple of 
cardiac arrests and that was pretty .influential 
to make me stop. Everyone I knew was going 
to jail or dying. I mean it was just a real big, 
black negative space in my life. Luckily, I 



J: Make sure whoever you book the show 
with, make sure there isn't anothergood show 
that will wipe it out the same night, like 
Pennywise is playing down the street. Some 
kids out here are stuck-up, but most of them 
are really receptive. Our best shows are here 
in Southern California, hands down. 
Fearless Records, 20710 Manhattan 
PI #132, Torrance, CA 90501 



MRR: Give a brief history of the band, current line-up. 

Klaxon are: Lorenzo Tovoli - lead guitar, voice. Andrea Morelli - bass, voice. Fabrizio Ferraro - drums. We started to play together 

a long time ago, in 1 979, but we know each other from primary school. In 1 980 we became a punk band. In those years, the punk 

movement was growing up in Roma, and we were in the middle of the scene. We played in Centocelle, where the oi moviment 

was growing up too. This is the reason why we are next to the oi music. Now, after 16 years, we still have the same line-up. 

MRR: Why did you choose the name Klaxon and what does it mean? 

The name is a joke. In 1980 we played in a very heavy traffic zone and we tried to play louder than cars. So we decided to call 

the band Klaxon That's all. 

MRR: Do you describe yourselves as an oi or a punk band and why? 

We are more a punk band but we love also oi music. In our music we mix these two experiences. 

MRR: Was anyone of the band ever a skinhad or punk? What does it mean to you? 

We are above all a punk band but we make no differences between punks and skins. Punk music is freedom. 

MRR: Have vany members played in bands before or after? I have a 7" of Bloody Riot. Tell me more about this band. Was it 

before or after Klaxon? 

Yes, everyone played with others bands in those 13 years. Fabrizio with Bloody Riot (but just for a period). Lorenzo and Andrea 

were with a band called Garcon Fatal, a post-punk band. Bloody Riot are good friends, they don't play anymore. The band was 

active in the early '80s, like Klaxon, at the same time. Lorenzo and the singer of Bloody Riot are working together on a new musical 

project. 

MRR: I only have your 7" from 1984. Tell some more about it; what else have you accomplished? 

That little record has been very important for us. Now, after all those years, we really pick up the fruit of our work. This is great 

for us. Many young kids know our songs word by word. This is one of the reasons we started again. We also contributed to a 

compilation called "Quelli Che Urlano Ancora!". The song on it was "Dizerzione". 

MRR: What are your musical influences? 

We like Clash, SLF, Angelic Upstarts, Cockney Rejects, DOA, Sham 69, Blitz, Exploited, Damned, but also bands like Primus, 

Soundgarden, Jane's Addiction. 

MRR: How many gigs have you played and is it now harder to find venues to play at in Roma? What is the best and the worst 

show you played andwhy? And the bands you played with? 

In the '80s we played a lot in Roma and all over Italy, often with Nabat, Fun, Bloody Riot, Shotgun Solution, but the best Klaxon 

concert was at Piazza Navona (in 1983) with Clint Eastwood and The Generals in an arena with so many kids we never had seen 

before. In 1995 we started to play again around Italy. We hope to play in your country. 

MRR: How is the scene in Roma; are there any other good bands? Can you tell me more about the oi and punk scene in Roma? 

Are there any good hangouts, record shops? 

Unfortunately, now the scene in Roma is worse than before. There are not so many bands and everyone j ust looks after themselves. 

Before, at the beginning, we always played all together in bigconoerts, and we were friends. Not now. There are some good record 

shops in Rome but also many other wonderfull things to visit. 

MRR: What did you do between the release of the 7" in 1984 till now? Did you split and reformed now? And if yes, why did 

you reform trie band? 

We worked and we played in other bands, we made some records. We split 'cause we missed the first drummer, Fabrizio. He had 

some problems to pfay 'cause of his job. This is the real reason. Fabrizio has the right sound for the band. We played with someone 

else but it was not the same thing. So we stopped. We met again one year ago and we found again the great emotion to play 

together. New songs gave us new energy, the game was done. 

MRR: Have you received much coverage after reforming? 

Yes, sure. A lot of new kids ask us our history. 

MRR: Why do you sing some songs in English and some in Italian? 

We started to sing in English but then we prefer to sing in our language. So, more people can understand the meaning of our 

songs. 

MRR: Do you know any German bands, zines, etc? 

We only know a band called Slime. Nothing else. 

MRR: Do you support sports like football? 

Not me, but Andrea and Fablizio are supporters of Roma. We hate violence in sport. 

MRR: What are your favorite drinks? Food? 

Red wine and beer to drink and pizza and pasta for food. 

MRR: Have you any merchandise to sell, like T-shirts, records, etc? 

Nothing at the moment. 

MRR: Future plans, closing comments. 

Maybe in the near future we will make a record with the label Knock Out. We are interested in each other. Anyway, it has been 

a pleasure for us to answer to you. Salute from lOOcelle City Rockers! Ciao 

Klaxon c/o Gridalo Forte Records, Via G. Zamboni 27, 00146 Roma, Italy 









X-IT are Grace-bass and vocals, Mari-guitar and vocals, 
Anna-drums and vocals. By Renae Bryant. 

MRR: How did X-IT come to be? 

Grace: We dumped two other bands, Anal Retentive Cunts and Ninety- 
nine. We took the best members of those bands and decided to become 
a trio. We pull it off ourselves and now we are X-IT. 
Mari: I found Anna in a bathroom, at a show. At the time I was 
jamming with this girl and Grace in another band. I'm in the bathroom 
complaining, "fuck, I can't find a drummer anywhere." Anna comes up 
to me and she's so cute. She said, "I'm a drummer." I said, "You better 
not be some drunk fool, here's my number." I've been jamming with 
them ever since. 

MRR: So how long has the band been together? 
Grace: About ten months. 
MRR: So what is X-IT's music all about? 
Grace: We're chicks with balls, busting ass. We want to prove that girls 
can play some hard ass shit, just like any guy could. We don't want to 
be compared. Like, "You're a good drummer, for a girl." We don't 
even want to be known as girls. 

Mary: It sucks when you go to play a show and they say, "show me your 
pussy" and "bring on the boys." Even trying to get gigs a lot of people 
are like, "oh they're a girl band, never mind." They don't think that you 
can pull it off. They think you are going to suck just because you are a 

girl- 
Grace: That is why we kind of thrown in the vulgarity a little bit to level 
with the guys and let them know that we're on... 
Anna: "Suck my dick.: 

Grace: . . .the same level as they are and we are not afraid to say those 
words. 



Mari: A lot of people are real supportive. They like to see us out there 

doing what we like to do. 

Grace: It's changed a lot now that we're getting our name out there and 

people know who we are and what type of music we play. The guys are 

areally starting to open up to us. 

MRR: It is probably harder in your area because it's so muscle 

bound, filled with testosterone-filled punk rock. 

Mari: Yeah, we come out here [Riverside) we have a great time and the 

crowd's really good. Where we are from [San Pedro] they are really 

judgmental. 

MRR: Was sexism an issue to you before you got into the 

band? 

Grace: It wasn't an issue to me, but now that I'm in a band I feel a lot 

differently about it form the way we've been treated. Sometimes we get 

up there to play a show, just like guys and the issue is "show us your 

tits, show us your pussy." I totally changed. I lost a lot of respect for a 

lot of males out there. I hope that a lot of people changed their views. 

There are a lot of good girl bands out there that shouldn't be judged as 

a person standing there with tits. 

Anna: I was in a boy band in South Bay. They were all judgmental. 

They didn't like it that a girl was playing drums with a bunch of guys. 

Mari: I've always thought that a lot of men were down on women. I've 

been jamming with different people since I was 12 and there weren't 

that many girl musicians to play with. I had a friend and she played 

bass and we would run ads. We only had one guy audition. As he was 

leaving he back handed me across the face for no fucking reason. Not 

all guys are like that, most really aren't but there are those who are that 

way. It's another kind of discrimination. Everyone has their cross to 

bear. 



Anna: It's funny because it only takes your arms and legs to play. Do 
you have to have a dick too? I don't understand that. 
Grace: They can come up and suck mine. 
MRR: All of you have good paying professional jobs. Many 
people, once they get into the 9 to 5 rut, stop playing. What 
keeps you playing or even what made you start playing? 
Grace: Tell your church story, Anna. 

Anna; At my church we were going to start a band. We didn't have a 
drummer. It was a joke. Everybody teased me, "Oh, Anna, why don't 
you play drums." I played a lot of other instruments and I wanted to try 
it. So I started taking lessons. I got a drum set. After that I wanted to 
try it. So I started taking lessons. I got a drum set. After that I went to 
a heavy metal band. Now I'm in a cool punk band. 
Grace: Mine is totally job related. I was stressed out and frazzled from 
being in the 9 to 5 thing so long. I was going to be in the funny farm in 
any minute. I needed something! My dad made me take accordion 
lessons a long time ago so that I could learn guitar. I said, "I'm going 
to play the bass." So I picked up a bass and I taught myself to play. I 
got in this band. If I'm not in this band I am going to die, or kill 
somebody else. 

Mari: I had my first guitar when I was seven. I always wanted to be in a 
band. I started playing and I taught myself too. Later, after I went to 
school. I started working at a high school. It was kind of cool because 
I could hand out stickers at work and all that. 






MRR: Since you've been in the band has your attitude about 
the scene and the music industry changed? 

All: Completely and definitely. 

Grace: When we first started this band we got a lot of trouble from the 
guy bands, saying, "You'll have it made so easily because you're girls." 
It has been the opposite. We've been dropped off of so many bills when 
they hear that we are girls. We didn't have any kind of tape to show 
them. It's really hard to get out there and prove them wrong right now 
It's totally blown my mind. I thought it would be a lot different. One of 
the reasons we called ourselves X-IT, and not some girlie name, is 
because we wanted to be equal and we didn't want people to know it 
was a girl band. We didn't want people to know it was a girl band. We 
didn't want people to think that we were getting shows or a record deal 
because we were girls. It's turning out to be really different than we 
expected. It's harder than you can imagine, being a girl band. 
Mari: It's hard when you're all girls, people say you must have a guy 
guitarist or a guy drummer. People treat us a lot differently than I see 
them treat guy bands. Guys say, "Oh, yeah, you're in a band!?" They 
think we're just going to jam around. They think that our boyfriends 
must be in bands. There are some good people though. 
Grace: There are some great people here tonight. Anna has an 
excellent 'girl story' from Guitar Center. 

Anna: I went down to Guitar Center. I went in the back for some drum 
heads. The guy at the counter asked me, "What size does he need?" I 
said, "They're for me!" We don't mean to be bashing on guys. It's cool, 
we got a good response tonight. 
MRR: Did you set out to have an all girl band? 
Grace: All my personal influences are totally based on male bands. 



Seriously, even to this day. I have not been exposed to many female 

bands. I think the reason I chose the female thing is because it is so 

hard to get into a guy band, being a girl. Once you're in it [a male 

dominated band] they have problems because of it and they don't like 

it. They know where they are coming from. I could have cared less if 

you had a guy guitar player or singer. We're doing fine as girls. That's 

the way it's going to be right now. We plan our periods. 

Mari: Our periods are synchronized. 

Grace: We actually thought about getting a guy singer, for awhile. We 

had a real hard time trying to find a singer. I wrote alot of the lyrics. 

The band finally said, "Singers are a problem, you sing." 

Mari: I planned to never be in an all girl band. Most of my influences 

are male based and heavy metal. My last band was an all girl band too. 

MRR: Best show? 

Grace: The best show was tonight, by far. Another show that was pretty 

good was at the Wiskey. That was the night with all the skin heads, all oi 

bands. But, Riverside rules. This was like the raddest show ever. The 

people were awesome and the crowd was really into it. We were 

respected as musicians. I feel wonderful right now. 

MRR: Worst show? 

Grace: Froggs. No bands should ever play there. They wanted to 

charge us to park to unload the equipment. They tried to over charge 

the kids and I waisted all of my energy trying to get the kids in. 

MRR: What has been the most inane comment you've heard 

said to you while you were on stage? 

Mari: "Bring on the boys." 

Grace: "You guys suck." 

Anna: "You're a good drummer, for a girl." 

MRR: Any last words on band? 

Grace: I want to prove to all those boys out there that girls really do 

rock. We have a demo tape and we are going to be on the On The Rag 

CD compilation, your comp. I also wanted to say that we totally love 

men and we need them. We couldn't live without them. I want guys to 

change their views so I can drop my femi-nazi views. If you would like 

a copy of our demo, send a blank cassette and two .32 stamps to 

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MRR: 
So Doug, you 
made a film called Born To 
Lose . I remember seeing it a long time 
ago... how long has it been and how long 
did it take you to complete? 
Doug: Oh God, way too long George. I've 
wanted to do this film for about five years, 
but I really started the process about three 
and a half years ago. The reason it took so 
long is because I'm a first-time filmmaker 
and I made a lot of first-timer mistakes. My 
first major blunder was that when I put the 
film together a couple of years ago and 
looked at it, I realized that although there 
was some good footage, the story wasn't 
really strong enough, so I was forced to 
either find some more money to shoot what 
they call 'pick-ups' (additional scenes) and 
strengthen the through-line, or abandon 
the whole thing. I decided that there was 
enough great footage that I'd keep moving 
forward. 

MRR: Right. And I understand that it 
costs a lot to make a film as opposed to 
a punk rock record or something like 
that. 

Doug: I knew that film was stupidly 
expensive going in to it, but back in 
about 1991 or 1992 there were all 
of these independent films that "vj 
sort of paved the way , that got 
a lot of press like Laws Of Gravity ,from 
New York, El Mariachi, Robert Rodriguez's 
film, and The Living End by Greg Araki. And 
all that the press talked about was how low 
the budgets were on these these films, so 
I bought into the hype and belived them. 
MRR: Some of these people say that a 
million dollars is a low budget, and I'm 
thinking... "That's a low budget?" 
Doug: The story was that it only cost $7000 



for El Mari- 
achi, that's what the 
press, Filmmaker magazine, and 
all of these other film magazines w ere 
telling everyone... that you could 
go out and make a film for that 
much. 

MRR: Well, most records 
cost about $2000 so I'd . 
bet that most of the MRR 
readers are thinking 
that even $7000 is a 
lot of money. 
Doug: Oh, it is a lot 
of money. And to 
me it was too, 
but I was also 
really lucky. 
But I want- 
ed to get 
back to 
the El 
Man- A 



t o 

make a film for 
even $25,000. Laws Of Grav- 
ity supposedly cost that much, but it's 
impossible. To get prints of yourfilm alone 
costs about $15,000. People aren't even 
talking about marketing or advertising... 
the media likes to tell you that it costs next 
to nothing. It makes great press. But to do 
it properly, on film and if you're like me and 
don't have a free 16mm camera, crew, free 
lab expenses, food, and locations, in 
all honestly will cost you upwards 
of 60 to 80 thousand dollars 
for a feature film. 

MRR: Wow! And 

you did your 

whole 

movie 




achi 

budget 

story for a 

second... what I 

was going to say about 

it was that it's a lie. It's 

actually technically impossible 



DIY. 

Doug: 
Com- 
pletely. 
And in 
some re- 
spects I'm re- 
ally glad that I 
did because I got 
to do exactly what 
I wanted. That's 
what you get when 
you self-finance. You 
saw half of my film and 
there's people shooting 
heroin, throwing up.... stuff 
that more mainstream 
financeers would run a 
from... 
MRR: That part was great! 
Doug: And it was funny too! But if I 
was financed by somebody, they'd 
probably have the right to tell me what 
the content of my film was.... Like in 



film 
mile 



music, if a major label's financing your 
record, you're sort of 'on the hook' to do 
what they want you to do. In film, if you're 
a first-timer you don't have that clout to 
say 'fuck you', unless you pay for it your- 
self. But to get back to the financing, I was 
really lucky that I owned a house in Toron- 
to, Canada... and I inherited it. It was a 
really small semi-detached row house and 
without it, I couldn't have made the film 
because I sold it to make this movie. 
Something else that happened to me was 
that once the house was sold and I had a 
little money in the bank, credit card com- 
panies somehow knew that I had money 
and they started throwing pre-approved 
cards at me, so I got an extra $30,000 
in cash from them. I had 
eight credit 
cards! 



nothing to do with them so if they're 
reading this, I didn't stealyour name!! The 
film's not a documentary, it's a bunch of 
actors playing punk rockers, and the lead 
singer of the band has a drug problem. I 
wanted the story to be funny, but I also 
wanted to show that this guy was screwing 
everything up by getting loaded all of the 
time. I didn't want the story to feel preachy 
like an 'after-school special' or to beat 
people over the head with the message 
that drugs were bad, but I've been in 
enough bands myself and seen first 
hand that drug abuse not 
only affects 
the 




course 

there's 

differ- 

e n t 

schools 

o f 

thought 

about dig- 
ging your- 
self into a 

huge hole of 

debt, but I 

ignored all of 

the rules and 

finished the 

film. People 

can make films 

on super 8 or vid- 
eo and it would 

obviously cost 

way less, but I 

wanted to get my 

film to a wider audience so I shot on a 

larger format. 

MRR: You shot in 16mm? 

Doug: Yeah, 16mm hand-held. I was going 

for realism. That's all I was trying to do. 
MRR: For people out there who don't 
know, what's the narrative or story-line 
of Born To Lose? 

Doug: Well first of all, there's a number of 
songs called Born To Lose. I know Cab 
Calloway and Social Distortion had songs 
with that title, but I was thinking of 
Johnny Thunders when I chose the name of 
the film. I was a big New York Dolls fan and 
it also fit the theme of my picture. Any- 
ways, the movie focuses on a band I 
created called the Spoilers, and if I'm not 
mistaken there's been a band advertised in 
MRR called the Spoilers as well, and it has 



user 
but people who 
come in contact with 
them... it has a ripple effect. 
MRR: So the people in your film... are 
they real punks or actors? 
Doug: You know, I was really worried about 
this, George. I wanted to use real musi- 
cians and I actually talked to a few of 'em 
a couple of years ago, but they were so 
flaky that I quickly realized that I had to go 
with real actors because they're more ded- 
icated and they'd probably put some time 
in to learning my script. The drummer 
David Goldman actually played on the Bad 
Religion album "Into The Unknown" 
though.... 

MRR: Really? He's a real drummer? 
Doug: Yeah. I've also heard that a lot of 
their fans don't like that record very 
much.... I never knew Bad Religion's music 
that well, being a transplanted Toronto- 
nian. We were always much more influ- 
enced by the New York bands. And trr ' iss 



player, Alex Lange who played Walter in the 
movie, used to perform in a punk band at 
CBGB's in New York when he was going to 
the Rhode Island School of Design. I can't 
remember their name though... The lead 
actor, Joseph Rye, comes from England and 
he used to love the Exploited andearlyJam 
but I don't think that he played in a punk 
band. 

MRR: Did everything work out? Were 
there clashes between the ac- 
tors and the director? 
Doug: I wouldn't say 
clashes, no... there'sob- 
viously going to be 
some disagreements 
when you do this sort 
of thing. 

MRR: The reason 
that I asked was 
because I know 
that you come 
from a real punk 
rock back- 

ground... and 
you're working 
with actors 
and you're 
trying to ex- 
plain punk 
rock to 
them... 
Doug: And 
it's funny 
that we're 
talking 
about 
this be- 
cause 
that's 
partly what inspired 
me to make this, George. I'd 
seen a lot of Hollywood type films that 
dealt with this subject and usually they 
seemed like a big Quincy episode, not that 
I have anything against Quincy or any- 
thing, but I grew tired of the big, stupid 
punk rock cliches with the mohawks, and 
they're going "Oi, Oi!" , with their fingers 
up their butts. I wanted to shoot some- 
thing that was closer to world that I'd lived 
in. And I'm also aware that a lot of punks 
may feel like the characters and story that 
I've created aren't anything like their in- 
terpretation of what 'punk rock' is. People 
have been debating what's 'punk' for years, 
but to me, it's subjective. This film is what 
I saw... others might have seen the mo- 
hawk, "Oi, Oi!" , let's stick french fries up 
our noses stuff, but my friends were a little 
more down to earth than that. We never 
needed the wardrobe to define who we 
were. We were just into the music. 
MRR: You grew up on punk rock, right? 
Doug: I stumbled upon it in Edmonton, 
Alberta, Canada when I was a kid. I was 
really bored.... it was around 1975 and I 



used to read Creem and Hit Parader and look 
at Bob Gruen's and Lisa Robinson's photo- 
graphs of the Stooges and Patti Smith, 
wondering who these freaky bands were, 
and one day quite by accident, I bought 
the New York Dolls first record and it went 
downhill from there. After being weened 
on the Eagles and Supertamp, the Dolls 
were like a trashy blast of fresh air. Then I 
bought the Ramones first album... 
MRR: You're way 'old school'... 
Doug: I'm grampa Doogie! But I still try to 
keep up... I gave up on punk in the mid to 
late eighties... It's funny, I thought that 
punk rock died, but I realized that it died 
in me, so to speak. I stopped seeking out 
new and interesting bands, but I think 
that it's always been there... I just 
stopped looking for it. 
MRR: You write for Flipside, right? 
Doug: Yeah, I've been doing record 
reviews under the name Dooger for 
about two years now. That helped me 
get back into it too, and through this writer 
named Katz who's an avid record collector, 
I've been exposed to a lot of great bands 
from all over the world that I never would 
have discovered, like Filler from England 
and the Richies from Germany. 
MRR: How can people see your film? 
Doug: I tried the festival route, George. I 
played the Florida Film Festival and this 
underground festival in Wiesbaden, Ger- 
many called Exground On Screen, which 
was really cool because they play a 
lot of gay films. This year 
they had a Bruce 
LaBruce 
retro- 
spective 
and they 
like nihilis- 
tic, under- 
ground films 
over there 
and I'm really 
happy thatthey 
chose Born To 
Lose for the 
world premiere. I 
wish that there 
were more festivals 
like that in North 
America but I find 
that over here, the 
festival programmers 
are really like sheep. 
Unless you played Sun- 
dance or get selected to 
show at a big festival like 
Toronto or Cannes in 
France, it's really difficult 
to break in to even the sup- 
posedly 'indy' friendly festi- 
vals like Austin's South By 
Southwest or Seattle. They're 
very safe with their program 



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ming... maybe 

they just think that my film 
sucks, but I actually believe that there's 
something more going on there... that it's 
sort of a 'who you know' thing, even on the 
festival circuit. I won't mention any 
names, but I've seen some of the films that 
have gotten into places like Sundance and 
Austin and ^^MtfA they're to- 

tal shit, 
but I've 
gotten 
t o 
know 
a few 
peo- 
ple 
in- 



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volve( 
with these films and 
they're extremely well connected, 
and these are the pictures touring the 
festival circuit today, which is a shame. 
I've learned this the hard way, by sending 
off the $30 or $40 application fees and 
getting rejected, but in some ways it's a 
blessing because it's forcing me to take the 
film to the people I'd made it for anyways. 
I plan to head up the coast with it and try 
to get a show at the Paradise Lounge in San 
Francisco, and get screenings in Portland, 
Olympia, Seattle, and the Railway Club in 
Vancouver, and I'd love to get punk bands 
to play too. 
MRR: That'd be great! 
Doug: It's better! It's funny... I was doing 
this the wrong way... The supportive peo- 
ple are actually the people in the under- 
ground. Recently I talked to this guy who 
was in the Crumbs in Florida and he puts on 
punk rock films with bands and he was 
really cool about it. That's the route to go 
for me. It's going to do better that way. I 
hope that the kids like it 'cause it's not 
like an MTV video, with lots of fast 
edits... it's sort of slow actually and just 
natural and realistic. I've noticed that 
a lot of the kids seem to like the faster 
paced punk rock, and my band in the 
film is nothing like that. I also hope 
that the MRR readers get to see it 
George, 'cause they'd get the jokes, 
for sure! 

MRR: Well get on tour with it, 
get it out there, and I wish you 
i luck with it, Doug. 

Doug: Thanks a lot. If any of you 
out there have a Beta projection 
system and can help me put on some 
screenings, drop me a line! 




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August 1997 



Page 1 



Chumbawamba 
-ns to EMI 

Turnifig Rebellion Into Money 



In an email to their mailing 
list in Tune, Alice from Chum- 
bawamba announced their recent 
deal with EMI Electrola in the 
UK, Europe, and Asia, and Re- 
public Records in the states. 

Chumbawamba has beenan 
influential anarchist punk band 
for 15 years. They are known for 
their albums which are more po- 
litical statements, like "Never 
Mind The Ballots," or "Pictures 
Of Starving Children Sell 
Records." 

The email states that the 
members of Chumbawamba no 
longer believe in "good" or "bad" 
capitalism and cites artistic and 
philosophical differences with 
their previous label, One Little 
Indian who they had been with 
since 1993. Alice continues: 

"When we started looking 
round for another company we 
realised that we no longer made 
a distinction between 'major' and 
'indie'. We knew labels would see 

us only in terms of 

whether we were 
profitable so we 
stopped pretending 
that we had to have 
some vague political 
trust in whoever re- 
leased our records; 
plus we were fed up 
with constantly by- 
passing the "popular" 
part of popular cul- 
ture, not being able to 
play in places like the 
USA, and watching as 
million other crap 



Revolution 




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bands were getting 
the airtime/press 
space to talk absolute 

lines. We wanted to 

work with the labels who'd work 
the hardest in our interest. 

"Chumbawamba 's early his- 
tory is rooted in (so-called) "peace 
punk", and EMI was always 
shorthand for everything evil 
about the music industry. Sign- 
ing with EMI for us finally lays 
the ghost of peace punk, its po- 



litical mistakes and its misplaced 
logic, to rest. It isn't the eighties 
any more... you can't fight a mod- 
ernised army using outdated 
weaponry. 

"Our attitude is that we want 
to make records that people ac- 
tually get to hear, (and don't have 
to buy in specialist record shops 
at import prices...) and it looks 
like we have more chance of do- 
ing that with EMI and Republic. 
"We realise that some peo- 
ple are going to be unhappy 
about our choices, but it's not our 
job to placate people with false 
distinctions between 'good' and 
'bad' bosses. Our job is to spread 
propaganda, throw up debate and 
argument, cause some trouble, 
and carry on making music which 
goes against the grain of these 
shallow times. We reckon all 
these things deserve to reach a 
bigger audience. 

"Those of you who don't give 
a shit who we sign with must 
think i've rambled 
on too long, but we 
felt we owed an ex- 
planation to those of 
you who do" 

Their goal has 
always been to pro- 
mote anarchisjt poli- 
tics through popular 
culture, and this is 
their attempt at 
reaching a wider au- 
dience. Of course, 
some anarchists are 
going to disagree 
with this tactic or 
feel that it is contra- 
dictory, especially in 
light of Chum- 
bawamba's own lyr- 
ical content and the 

statements they 

have made in interviews, such as, 
"I'm not a pop star I'm part of the 
class war." 

The email is signed by Alice, 
on behalf of Chumbawamba. The 
postscript states, "EMI has long- 
since ditched its connection to 
arms trading, by the way." 
Jen Angel and Matt Luskin 



Maximum Reviewed In 
Conservative Law Journal 

Punk language called "frightening" and "sobering" by law student. 




■ In a completely conde- 
scending (and entirely ridicu- 
lous) review of Maximum in 
the monthly California Law 
Student Journal, Vol 2 No 
8, April 
1997, author 
JohnB.Mc- 
Clay, Esq, 
had a few 
choice 
things to say 
about our 
publication. 
If you could 
get past the 
wordy legal 
lingo in the 
introduction 
not an anal- 
ysis of the content but a reac- 
tionary description of band 
names and punk's apparent ob- 
session with the negative and 
grotesque. He states, "I was un- 
able to find a single reference 
to anything remotely associat- 
ed with anything 'clean,' 
'healthy,' or 'optimistic' It was 
all 'blood, gore, sex, puke.and 
excrement.'" It would appear 
that Mr.McClay never actual- 
ly read a copy of MRR beyond 
the ad pages and possibly the 
review section. 

The body of the article is 
an "examination" (ie, a listing) 
of band names sculled from the 
pages of this very magazine. 
He precedes this listing with a 
warning to the weak at heart so 
they may avert their eyes (in 



case seeing names like Trash- 
wqmen, Sloppy Seconds, Go- 
rilla Biscuits, Entombed, or the 
Motards should traumatize the 
with "fragile sensibilities."). 
The list is di- 
vided into six 
categories, 
and here is a 
small sample 
(including 
many of his 
incorrect 
spellings): 

Names re- 
lating to Ani- 
mals: Citizen 
Fish, Vermin, 
Screeching 
Weasel, Spi- 
der Babies, Locust; 

Names relating to sex, 
drugs, profanity, filth, scatolo- 
gy & general nastiness: Ass 
Factor, Asshole Parade, Ad- 
dicts, Guttermouth, Diesel 
Queens, and Your Mother; 

Names relating to medi- 
cal illness, disease & 
injury: Dayglo Abortions, Piss 
Shiver, Ulcer, Bleed, Split Lip, 
Nausea, Trench Mouth, Hurl, 
and Discharge; 

Names relating to abnor- 
mal & negative mental, emo- 
tional & physical states & dis- 
abilities: Inept, Spazz, Rea- 
tards, Cringer, Crass, 
Suicide King, Fuck Faces, 
Soule Corruption, Subhumans, 



continued page 2 column 1 



RESISTANCE RAiOEO! 



In April, the Michigan headquar- 
ters of Resistance Records was 

raided by heavily armed agents 
from* the Michigan State Police 
and the Oakland County Sheriffs 
Department. Lender the pretense 
of a discrepancy involving "Mich- 
igan State Sales Tax," the police 
ransacked the house and took fi- 
nancial records and other docu- 
ments (including their mailing 
list), the music inventory, and the 
computer software. 

Resistance Records is a 
white power label and distributor. 
In no way do we support their 
political views or their white su- 
premacy, and we are not defend- 



ing the position or beliefs of this 
group. However, when a record 
label is raided under the pretext 
of a tax discrepancy which could 
have been settled over the phone, 
we need to take notice. This or- 
ganization was targeted because 
of their political beliefs. The 
name "Resistance Records" 
could easily be interchanged with 
any radical or left-leaning politi- 
cal organization, which we do 
support, in this situation. They 
are a completely legal, above 
ground independent label which 
is being targeted by the govern- 
ment for its politics. Who will be 
next? * 



August 1907 



UNDERGROUND 



-XAILROAD 



The Underground 
Railroad is a list of punk/in- 
die/hc/DIY/whatever pro- 
moters _^_^^__^_ 
on the 

" et H so BooJ 

bands 

can use 

e-mail 

to book 

at least 

p o r - 

tions of 

their — — 

tours 

avoid running 




Lite pi 
Internet 



and 
up their 
phone bills. The Railroad 
web page, designed by all- 
around-helluva-guy Scott 
Trudeau, is at http:// 
www.mutiny.net/ugrr/ and 
the e-mail version is avail- 



compiling all the contact info 
for DIY punk promoters on the 
net into one handy list. By the 
following summer, though, 
the Railroad had over a hun- 
dred entries and threatened to 
completely overwhelm Jere- 
my, so he reluctantly retired. 
Dave from Griver in North 
Carolina tried to start it up 
again, but couldn't drum up 
enough interest. I had been 
listed on it from the very first 
installment. The Underground 
Railroad, all by itself, practical- 
ly revived the scene in my 
hometown and put us isolat- 
ed country punks in touch 
with the rest of the world. Af- 
ter wondering what had hap- 
pened to the list for about eight 
months, 



able from me at QlolillTf© S "& 

chrisz@primenet.com. Both 
lists are updated monthly 
and the e-mail list is mailed 
to subscribers and posted on 
the various punk news- 
groups the first of every 
month. To receive a copy of 
the Underground Railroad, 
subscribe, or add an entry, 
mail me at, again, 
chrisz@primenet.com. 

Jeremy Reuter start- 
ed the Underground Rail- 
road in the spring of 1995, 




next edition in April 1997, be- 
cause I hated to see something 
so useful disappear. 

Chris Z, POB 481, 
Tombstone, AZ, 85638. 



•CALENDER* 

Here are upcoming events this month. Please send me info on 
any conferences or festivals that you know of! This is contact 
information only. For a complete list including descriptions, 
please email me aljenangel@mindspring.com. 

August 15-17 Boston MA; Riot Grrrl Convention 
Open to grrrls AND boys, for info: 

Riot Grrrl Boston c/o Madhu , 48 RF Higgins Dr. , Norwell, 
MA 02061 

RGBoston@aol.com, http://members.aol.com/RGBoston/ 
rgb.html 

August 15-17 Greenville NC: Hardcore Fest 
Contact numbers: 919-757-0843 (ask for Alex) 
Contact address: PO BOX 3871, Greenville, NC 27858 

August 18-24 Amazon Acres, AR: 

Sister Subverter Women's Conference 
SISTER SUBVERTER- second annual DIY Radical Wom- 
ens Gathering , is anarchist/activist women getting together 
for networking, ski ll s horing, dancin, fircro rtmaking, relax- 
ation, and general revelry in our collective feistiness. We 
welcome women of all ages, colors, abilities. We are SM- 
positive and transgender inclusive. For more info, or to find 
out how you can help out, contact: Josina Manu 3926 Stevens 
Ave. Minneapolis, MN 55409 US or Amara at 
abaumg@pop.artic.edu. 

October 5 Toronto Ont CANADA: Zine Fest 
Email: Broken Pencil at halpen@interIog.com. 



January 1998: An international anarchist conference in Ur- 
agnay! Watch for more information! 
Have you attended a festival or conference recently? Write in 
and let us know how it went! 



LATE BREAKING NEWS! ( 

RIOT AT THE BOMBSHELTER! %!W 



We received a call here at MRR 
HQ informing us that on Friday, 
July i8th, there was a full scale 
riot at the Bombshelter in Min- 
neapolis. It happened outside of 
a Defiance show and began with 
a police assault on a Brazilian 
punk The punks at the show re- 



taliated and the whole incident 
escalated to where an estimated 
ioo cops and 40 cruisers were 
involved. Cops ended up in the 
hospital, and 13 punks were 
thrown in jail Look for a full 
report and eye witness accounts 
next month! 



Law Review 



continued from page 1 col 4 



Sicko, Disrags, Exploited, and 
Fear; 

Names relating to violence, 
trauma, mayhem, destruction, 
killing & death: Chokehold, 
War Zone, Clust Bomb Unit, 
Blowapart Bastards, Strichnine, 
Dropdead, Millions of Dead 
Cops, Rancid Hell, Smash Your 
Face, Snuff, Doom, and Naked 
Aggression. 

It was particularly interest- 
ing that Allegiance to None was 
listed under "negative mental 
states" and Fuck Nazis under 
'sex". He goes on to discuss la- 



bel names, completing the section 
with his nose in the air and his feet 
planted firmly in the status quo: 
"WOW! What an elite group! 
These companies certainly do 
sound Like a collection of 'top-of- 
tbe-line,' responsible, civic-minded 
'blue-chip' organizations; the kind 
of companies that can be counted 
on to deliver first-rate service and a 
quality product every time..." 
Which of course fits right in with 
MRR's "skewed, twisted, and nox- 
ious philosophy," and our "appar- 
ently obligatory 'gutter language'". 
This is an apparent attempt to 
analyze and understand punk cul- 
ture through the language we use 
because "an examination of the 
names of various punk rock bands 
should provide some insight into 



the philosophical thrust and the- 
matic 'direction' of the music 
being produced." This logic, of 
course, would apply to other 
genres where we find band 
names like Phish, the Grateful 
Dead, the Beatles, The Crickets, 
Cream, The Four Tops, Spice 
Girls, Orb, and many others; 
names which give significant 
clues to the moral and philo- 
sophical direction and thrust of 
these bands, right? 

His closing remarks tell us 
that punk is filled with many 
enigmas, the use of the word 
"misanthropic" is somehow in- 
congruent with punk, and that the 
US isn't imperialistic. Sure. 

Law article submitted by 
John Nummally. 



TKENEWSNEEDSYOU! 

MRR is always look- 
ing for news items, 
articles, newspaper 
clippings or calender 
events to supplement 
the NEWS section. 
We need you to be the 
eyes and ears and to 
pass on any leads that 
you come across. We 
also like political car- 
toons and comic 
strips. Send them in! 



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Hello. This is Greg writing from Same 
Day Records. I Knov the rumors flying 
around about the EL GUAPO comp. and 
Bryan supposedly ripping people off. 
Well, it's not really true. The only 
thing he did was take too long in 
sending bands their records (including 
me). Well, I'm here to inform every- 
one that I'll be taking care of mail- 
order , records for bands, complaints , etc. 
If there is anyone who ordered the EL 
GUAPO comp. and didn't receive it, please 
feel free to write. I'm sorry for all 
the bullshit that came along with this 
record, but we had a lot of problems 
with the mastering and plating. I've 
got a shitload of records left, so 
anyone interested in ordering can do 
so from the address below. I might be 
able to do trades, but I may not. 
However, wholesale distribution is wel- 
come. Again, THIS IS NOT A R1P0FF! 1 AM 
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OF BANDS: 


Evolved to Obliteration 


Pisspoor 


Apartment 211 
Short Hate Temper 
S.B.C. 


ansojuan 

Benumb 

Potato Justice 


Pretentious Assholes 

Spazz 

ChristMess 

Reform Control 


Remission 
Slobber 
N.illed Down 
The Dread 


No Less 

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The Motorcycle Diaries ■ Ernesto "Che" Guevara 

156 pages • 5n 

Verso • 180 Varick Street • New York • NY • 10014 

A blurb from the Washington Post on the back of this 
book hails the late Ernesto "Che" Guevara as "a Latin 
James Dean or Jack Kerouac." That one sentence speaks 
volumes about the significance of Guevara in the 
modern world. Like Dean or Kerouac, the implications 
of Che Guevara as a historical figure who once lived 
and breathed are almost irrelevant compared to the 
implications of the media myth that has been built 
around him. 

Thirty years after his death in the mountains of 
Bolivia, the capitalists whom Che Guevara struggled so 
desperately to destroy have made their peace with him 
With the death of the flesh-and-blood Che accomplished, the capitalists were 
able to begin the construction of a new Che, one who would serve them. Today 
the name and image of Che Guevara acts as pop-culture shorthand for a kind of 
hip youth rebellion, one stripped completely of political and economic challenges 
to the status quo. Guevara's legacy is not so much a steadily-spreading ideology 
of liberation, but his very own line of consumer goods. At this writing, the Che 
industry has produced five biographies, six film projects, a line of "Revolution" 
skis bearing his image, and a Swatch watch (apparently to make sure that all 
young rebels attend the revolution in a timely fashion). 
And, of course. The Motorcycle Diaries. 
The Motorcycle Diaries comes off as an attempt to ride the wave of 
Che's pop-culture success because there would be little reason to publish it 
without the Guevara byline attached. The book chronicles Guevara's travels 
through South America in the early fifties, accompanied by Alberto Granado. a 
fellow medical student who specialized in leprology. Over a seven-month period 
the two made an almost complete circuit of South America, starting in Argentina 
and traveling through Chile. Peru, Columbia, and Venezuela by means of 
motorcycle, boat, plane, truck and foot. On their journey. Guevara and Granado 
found food, shelter, and transportation by any means necessary, often relying 
on nothing more than the kindness of strangers and the awe their medical 
knowledge inspires in the locals. 

This kind of nomadic pilgrimage is itself a standard trope of young 
rebellion, one that is associated especially with Kerouac and his spiritual 
descendants In this sense, the great marketing potential of The Motorcycle 
Diaries lies in its ability to marry two great pop icons of romantic rebellion: Che 

and the road. 

There is, of course, great potential in such a combination, but the 
events in The Motorcycle Diaries took place when Guevara was still little more 
than an idealistic medical student. He had yet to develop the complex political 
and economic visions that characterized his later life. His sympathies for the 
downtrodden are obvious, although still filtered through a haze of bourgeois 

revulsion. 

But these traces of the revolutionary Che are neither frequent enough 
or strong enough to make The Motorcycle Diaries compelling reading. The 
majority of the book is concerned either with the mundane details of life on the 
road-seeking out food, shelter, and transport-or the frequent drinking rounds 
and soccer games that Guevara and Granado engaged in with the locals. In 
other words, these could easily be the reminiscences of almost any college kid 
out on a lark. 

Admittedly, the scope of Guevara and Granado's expedition makes it 
more impressive than the average bohemian pilgrimage, but even that can't 
justify the hype backing The Motorcycle Diaries, the huge scale of the men's 
journey doesn't translate into a more profound vision of transformation, but 
increased repetition of the themes described above. 

The responsibility for these problems should lie not with Guevara 




but with the publishers and editors responsible for putting The Motorcycle Diaries 
into print. There is no sign that Guevara actually intended this material to be 
published, and there seems to be little reason to have done so other than Che's 
Etatus as an easily marketable icon. Although Guevara does speak briefly about 
the need for Latin unity and liberation of consciousness, he does so in very 
crude, romanticized terms that carry the passion and intelligence of his later 
ideas, but lacking the depth. Rather than a tool that will help people cut past the 
Swatch-watch romanticism of Che. The Motorcycle Diaries is more likely to 
reinforce that image. — Chris Hall 

Acid Casuals • Nicholas Blincoe 

23,0 pages • $18.75 

Serpent's Tail • 180 Varick Street • 10th Floor • New York • NY • 10014 

You know that sublime moment in good crime fiction 
where all the events fall into place, all the loose ends 
are tied up, all the threads of the plot are suddenly woven 
together? Well don't wait for it in this book. The only 
threads being woven together are for the emperors new 
clothes. Set in a Manchester overrun with clubs, guns, 
and drugs, Acid Casuals is like a quickie with a bored 
supermodel It looks good but ultimately leaves you 
unsatisfied. 

Part of the problem is that Acid Casuals relies on 
an array of characters who are hip but without depth There 
is John Burgess, club owner, money launderer and general 
creep. There isjunk. Burgess' VJ, a former speed freak who is half blind from injecting 
amphetamine sulphate into his eyeball. On the other side of town are Michael Cross, 
an aging black gangster with a heart of gold, and the Taz-Man, a half-crazed thug and 
drug dealer. And driving back and forth is Amjad. a young Pakistani cabdriver who, 
like a dashboard Jesus, is all-knowing, ever present, and mysteriously able to rescue 
other characters from harm at the most unlikely moments 

The most interesting person in the novel is its main character Estela, a 
transgender hit woman hired to kill Burgess, her ex-boss and would-be lover. 
Estela is no mincing TG stereotype. Sure she appreciates a good lip liner-who 
doesn't?-but she also knows martial arts, has a cool head for strategy, and keeps 
her bullets in a tampon case. Not once does she threaten to lip-sync. There is. 
however, one scene where Estela gets in a car and begins giving one of her enemies 
head in an elaborate plot to pull a Luger on him. Would the author consider this 
appropriate behavior for a biologically female heroine? It's hard to imagine an 
episode of The Avengers with Diana Rigg playing the skin flute to catch her man. 
Acid Casuals limps along without any semblance of a decent mystery 
plot. The hints at past horrors and present intrigues never materialize into 
anything but confusion. The book careens along a tangled path of implausible 
events. Her first night in Manchester, Estela picks up a spaced-out rave kid 
named Yen to "nurse her jet lag." Yen just happens to work at the travel agency 
|ohn Burgess uses to launder money. He also just happens to be a klepto who 
steals the gun Estela is supposed to use to kill John Burgess which just happens 
to be in a case with circled photographs of Burgess. Later, Yen just happens to 
accidentally get himself shot with said gun in Burgess' nightclub and Estela just 
happens to be first on the scene. All this leads to a bizarre tangle of police, 
gangsters, and drug dealers until a long lost stash of speed comes back to haunt 
everyone with all the overblown vengeance of the Raiders of the Lost Ark finale. 
The only amusing aspect of the whole sorry affair is that Yen steals and gobbles 
handfuls of Estela's hormone pills thinking they may be some form of cocaine, 
later causing considerable confusion in the coroner's office 

Reading Acid Casuals you get the feeling Nicholas Blincoe 
really wishes his novel was a screenplay For Christ's sake, the final scene involves 
a shoot-out in a nightclub amidst clouds of dry ice. Blincoe does work in a 
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the rain was coming down in heavy sheets like the lead lining around a casket." 
But as of yet Blincoe doesn't have what it takes. Trainspotting and Twin Town 
may have lured us into believing in the glamor of desperate youth in grim unlikely 
British cities. But my advice is don't use your literary Eurail pass to get off at 
Manchester any time soon. — Melissa Klein 



Reflections From A Cinematic Cesspool • George Kuchar and Mike Kuchar 

182 pages • S19.95 

Zanja Press • no address available 

I've been waiting for this book, for all my punk 
rock filmmaker life! Sometimes it can seem 
like you don't fit in anywhere, your friends 
think your movie hobby is pretentious and 
expensive, and the movie people think you 
are an uneducated hack. But the autobiography 
of these self-made underground icons opens 
up a seedy wonderful world of homespun lust 
and proud, campy trash that feels like family. 
It's a chronicle of two lives filled with humor, humiliation, resourcefulness, cheap 
sex, guilt, tenderness, and heartbreak. 

Reflections From A Cinematic Cesspool is co-written by the twins, 
George and Mike. Kuchar. Now in their late fifties, the Kuchars have been a 
beloved and provocative presence in the underground scene since the 60s. with 
no parallels and yet, no pretensions, either. Their films are a strange blend of 
Ed Wood's sincerity and John Waters' depravity, with titles like Sins Of The 
Fleshapoids and The Naked and The Nude I have seen many of the Kuchars 
films, and they are brilliant. But with George being something of a quiet fixture 
here in the Mission District, I was surprised and pleased to read about their 
incredible past, their meteoric rise to the top of the underground heap, and the 
bizarre cast of cohorts that brought them there 

The twin's humble beginnings, growing up in a working class neighborhood 
in The Bronx, are described with great flair by George, from the weird relatives and 
guilt-ridden confessions of burgeoning forbidden lusts, to the schoolyard tauntings 
and daily escapes into the safety of the cinema The boys were given an 8mm camera 
for a birthday present, and immediately started creating their own tawdry silver 
screen gems. While in high school, they made / Was A Teenage Rumpot and. one of 
my favorite movies of all time, the tender Hold Me While I'm Naked. 

Their incredible life stories take them next to that lower borough 
Manhattan, where they cross paths with the downtown art film underground of 
Andy Warhol and Jonas Mekas. Their perspective of this arty early 60s scene is 
hilarious, as they were geeks from the Bronx in suits and horn-rims, amongst 
the popsters in frilly shirts and Carnaby Street styles 

Next, they move to San Francisco, where George gets a job teaching 
at The Art Institute (where he still teaches) and discovers the city's wild gay 
scene in the seventies These stories are so funny and so forbidden, yet told 
with candor and charm The campy writing is humorous throughout, but turns 
serious at a few poignant moments— when describing George's longtime love 
and fellow filmmaker. Curt McDowell (legendary in his own right) and again 
when talking about the twins' dog, the beloved Bocko 

Even more engrossing than the free love orgy stories are the accounts of 
George and Mike's interactions with the intellectual film scene.The descriptions of the 
hopeful audiences at innocent universities, who quickly turn bitter in disappointment 
when the films are screened and the seedy filmmakers take the lectern, and the well- 
meaning curators who cringe in embarrassment and regret, nervously averting their 
eyes... These incidents are described in a riveting and emotional way, culminating in a 
now well-known incident involving George's appearance at a documentary seminar last 
summer Perhaps I loved this part because I felt like I was the only one who had ever 
been lonely, desolate and self-loathing as an invited guest (and target of ridicule) at a 
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the Kuchars have managed to remain in the comfort of the fringe where they 
belong. They are renowned and revered by generations of weirdos and have 
avoided the poison pill of hipness or faddism for nearly fifty years. The Kuchars 
put it this way, "If we had been given an unlimited amount of money and the 
best actors available, it would have spelled the end of Mike and George as film 
directors. Overcoming the odds stacked against us became an adventure... But 
isn't this what being creative is all about?" Indeed — Greta S. 



Oscar Caliber Gun 
189 pages • $9.95 
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Henry Baum 



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Delving into the relationship between fame and 
obscurity, Oscar Caliber Gun is the story of Ray, a loner/ 
stalker searching for relief from his bitterness toward a 
world that has left him lonely and obscure while others 
grow rich and beloved by the masses 

Drifting between low-end jobs and borderline 
poverty, Ray is not so much a victim of society as he is 
loser in the classic sense, his relationships with friends, 
family and jobs leaving him dissatisfied This is a story of a 
man finding a sense of power in a society that has left him 
insignificant. 

Ray finds power in stalking His first victim, a coed 
student at the college where he works, as a security guard, is selected because Ray 
senses empathy in her, although they have never spoken. Ray pursues a relationship 
with the girl through anonymous correspondence and is predictably rejected. 

This rejection leaves Ray angry at his victim and the correspondence 
turns ugly when the coed begins dating another student. Ray goes on a jihad 
against the girl in a cliched attempt to find meaning in a relationship that only 
existed in his mind Ray seizes on his sense of helplessness and acts out in the 
age old-manner of trying to exert power over the victim through anonymous 
harassment. Eventually he receives little satisfaction from the activity, as does 
the reader At this point, Baum is trying to establish Ray's development as a 
stalker, but the author's desire to justify Ray's sick behavior obscures any 
universal need to tell Ray's tale. 

Ray then focuses his negative attention on a famous actor, Tim Griffith, 
a thinly-veiled reference to the actor Tom Cruise Ray's obsession with Griffith 
is based on jealously more than the need to teach Griffith and his fans a lesson 
about fame as he claims. 

Stalking Griffith gives Ray a sense of self-worth, a transition that 
Baum effectively captures Ray spends time learning about Griffith, plotting 
strategy, casing his homes, and sending the star threatening letters. By pursuing 
this psychotic behavior, Ray has transcended being just a security guards, he has 
become something more 

By the end of the book, the nihilistic tone that Baum takes throughout 
the book becomes tiresome for the reader Ray's outlook and behavior is nihilistic 
because he cannot see any point to life and has to terrorize others to feel like a 
real human The portrayal of celebrity and adoration in our society is nihilistic 
in reality and Baum resists the urge to make the book any more entertaining 
than the plot can make it. As an author, he adopts a pulp-noire style that is ■ 
misused The plot and characters are hollow enough to keep the book moody 
and edgy, and while an exuberantly colorful writing style would have been 
inappropriate. Baum could have lightened the tone a bit. 

Baum also fails to delve into the universal aspects of fame and celebrity 
n our society. He does an excellent job relating the impact of these factors to 
Ray's life, but to fulfill the promise of this fairly gripping book, he needs to 
pursue the broader implications of what it means when a society begins to 
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has not learned about themselves in the way great literature should. Oscar Caliber 
Gun is a fine novel that is frustrating because Baum was close to greatness, but 
ultimately came up short. — Mitch Prothero 

Wait For Me at the Bottom of the Pool: The Writings of Jack Smith 

edited by J. Hoberman and Edward Leffingwell 

177 pages • $16.99 

Serpent's Tail • 180 Varick Street • 10th floor • New York • NY • 10014 

Experimental filmmaker, performance artist, queer saint, 
flamboyant personality— Jack Smith died of AIDS in 1989. 
What he left behind is a legacy of work and activism that 
spanned the 60s through the 80s and encouraged 
generations of artists and filmmakers to unhinge themselves 
from the confines of linear thought. Smith can also be 
credited with the canonization of camp, having raised 
cultural junk to fetishistic heights, thanks in part to his 
obsession with B-movie diva Maria Montez. Wait For Me at 
the Bottom of the Pool, compiled by J. Hoberman of the 
Village Voice and curator Edward Leffingwell, pulls together 
all of Smith's writing, from his cocktail napkin scribbles, to 
performance transcriptions, articles and interviews. Though appreciation of a lot of 
this material is tougher without Smith's film images as an accompaniment, his take 
on the modern world is razor sharp, and remarkably timely. 

Interactive art was Smith's credo, though he would have loathed the 
term Later in his career, he combined film, recorded material, and performance 
in ways that had never been seen, often editing and reediting on the spot- 
something he called "Expanded Cinema." "The appeal is not in the understanding, 
anyway," Smith replied in a 1967 interview. His "aesthetic delirium" sought to 
saturate his audiences in a dream, often a tarnished echo of Hollywood's 
hallucination. He was moved by the promise of corny sets, of non-actors and 
especially bad actors... he embraced the trash of it all. "Trash," he proclaimed, 
"is the material of creators " Smith's was a classically decadent vision, born of 
Roman orgies, Von Sternberg films, B-movies, and a love of the exotic. 

His make believe playground world, a location for much of his work, 
was called Baghdad, a place for Flaming Creatures (the title of his most famous 
film) to frolic and escape the "landlordism" of the real world. This piece suffered 
some of the most notorious censorship in the history of US avant garde film. 
Early screenings were raided, and prints seized. Eventually the film came before 
Congress as an example of deviant culture— it was made illegal in New York. The 
experience would be a pivotal one for him and Flaming Creatures— it began a 
long term battle with courts, distributors and American culture and defined the 
film itself: "The meaning has to come out in what is done with the art... The way 
my movie was used, that was the meaning of the movie." 

Some of the more tedious stuff in this collection is Smith at his lyrical- 
journal entries and scripts involving mutations, sex, and plastic palm trees. In 
'Pfeffenus Flavored Aspirin," part of an essay published in Film Culture in 1964, 
however, he's weird and funny Mothers who were known poppers of the dangerous 
tablets gave birth to babies "that had enormous heads the size of spoiling watermelons 
and whispered obscene remarks in Sibilant Levantine waterfront pidgin... Some were 
.even born with garish metallic paper carnival hats." Wait For Me at the Bottom of 
the Pool, acts as much as biography as anthology. It's not all good, any more than 
Smith was always good, and much of the time, when avant patience wears thin, you 
want to scream "Shut up and say something!" But when he's on, it's clear that the 
ramblings do serve a higher purpose. 

If his own stabs at the erotic, involving the rape of giant scorpions, 
flaccid anuses, and gallons of semen seem lame, Smith's no slouch when it comes 
to talking about other people's porno— the mass produced type for one. "Sex 
fantasy is deeply personal, nobody else's business, particularly not the business 



of Plutocrats whose proper sphere is finding new uses for plastic and the 
utilization of nubile girls for the necessary sexual act needed to tease extra 
pennies from a public happily milked for the sake of a steady flow of acquiescently 
grinning air-brushed darlings," he writes in "Journal Notes on the Uses of 
Pornography." And Smith the social critic hits the mark in "Lobotomy in 
Lobsterland," where he talks about the hypocrisy of a state that says alcohol is 
legal but pot is not, "Anything is lost that goes to court," Smith says, and closes 
his essay with reference to a real world that intrudes more frequently in his 
writings and his films: "we are being turned into rats deserting a sinking ship by 
what is going on in Vietnam anyway." 

Like any good collection, these pieces peel the author like an onion, 
revealing the progression of thought and experience. At the end, Smith is more 
understandable if perhaps a little more bitter. Struggles for funding and for control 
of his prints left him feeling ripped off, but not finished. As Smith's writing and 
interviews step out of his Baghdad, his struggle becomes clearer— for humanness 
and individuality in a world that increasingly manufactures not only what was to 
bought and sold but to be thought and felt. The plaster sets and glamorously bad 
acting of Maria Montez was a safe haven, as was the sensuous delirium of his own 
films. But as the years went on, and Smith began his Expanded Cinema, the recorded 
bits and text of the performance all had their reference points in a real world, one 
which needed to be made fun of, but also called to task. 

What the book leaves us with is an appreciation for the creative force who 
inspired the likes of Andy Warhol, John Waters, George Kuchar, and for the character 
who described himself as "androgynous, unconventional sportif, fascinating creature... 
sometimes momish... and waspish but always in the mood for Tropicana orange juice 
in wax coated golden brazen upturned hindoo containers." — Emily Soares 

Manifesto of Destruction • Christian Cloud Abraham 

104 pages • $5 

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grew up in a small religious compound called The Way College 
of Biblical Research outside of Rome City, Indiana. Now 26 
and living a secular life, Abraham is haunted by the memories 
of his intolerant, spartan upbringing In his written quest to 
master his unforgiving, authoritarian parents and preachers, 
Abraham takes the reader through 100 pages of dreams, 
stream-of-conciousness rants and true childhood memories that often stray into fiction. 
Stylistically short and stacatto. Manifesto should be read in the 
same way, because its incredibly rich language and complex metaphors would 
be dreadful if extended more than the few pages each section lasts. For 
instance, when Abraham is stoking up his anger at his tyrannical mentors, he 
writes: 

"Now every holiday that you bathed in bloody words, every artist 
you turned into a beast and a counterfeit, every scientist you burned at the 
stake, every question you chose to ignore, every innocent woman you deceived, 
every woman you fucked and told to keep it hush-hush is stalking you in your 
grave, every little beautiful flower of a child's imagination you squeezed in your 
perverted palms, you squeezed so tight, I almost didn't make it out alive, every 
one you squashed is coming to haunt you, particularly me." 

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trying to escape the psychological hold that the fascistic zealots have on his 
psyche. By writing his way through the closed, conditional love of his parents 
and their repudiation of his very existence (after he rejects their intellectual 
and spiritual intolerance) he eventually finds his personal, mental and sexual 
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The Cultural Front • Michael Denning 

556 pages • $25 

Verso • 180 Varick Street • New York • NY • 10014 

I realize a hefty, expensive, mildly academic tome like 
this isn't likely to nestle alongside your Exploited or 
Descendents records. I mean, hey, 25 bucks can buy a 
lot of beer, right? But if you've got a library card and the 
stomach for a few pages worth of dry-as-dust intellectual 
jargon, there's some good stuff in here. It might even 
give you some ideas about what exactly political punk is 
trying to accomplish, and what it means to sing about 
your shitty job. 

A lot of crazy shit went down in the thirties 
The Great Depression, the rise of fascism in Europe, the 
huge dust storms. Militant new industry-wide CIO unions 
rose to confront the stale old craft based AFL, ushering in a new era of bloody 
strikes and urban riots. The immigrants that had arrived in waves at the turn of 
the century were getting old. Their children had grown up, and were working in 
the factories or on the bread lines. FDR's New Deal instituted social engineering 
and economic planning on a scale as yet unseen in the US. 

When these social upheavals collided with the cultural apparatus - 
composers, writers, radio people, cartoonists, actors, you get the idea -American 
culture was transformed. In Denning's overly cute phrase, this was the "laboring" 
of American culture. This was the first time that working class ideas, frustrations, 
accents and aspirations were seen in both serious and popular art, they have 
made themselves felt ever since. (If you ever have a free hour or so, let me bend 
your ear about the positive, pro-working class implications of "Roseanne" and 
"The Simpsons." Kill my TV? How about if I just shove it around a little?) 

Ultimately, though. Denning's analysis doesn't matter a whole hell of 
a lot. You can keep the theoretical framework The Cultural Front is valuable for 
the stories it tells. My personal favorite is the chapter about the great Disney 
strike of 1941. That's right, Disney cartoonists went on strike for union recognition, 
and used their considerable talent and solidarity to force a government-mediated 
settlement that won them virtually all of their demands. Another favorite segment 
deals with radical pro-worker musical comedies of the time, particularly "The 
Cradle Will Rock" and "Pins and Needles." These featured workers as actors and 
singers, and went on the road to play to working class audiences and raise 
money for strike support with "union love songs" like "One Big Union for Two " 
This, to me, is the exciting stuff, the kind that the anarcho-scream- 
thrash brigade will never understand: political music is easy and boring when it 
isolates itself from people (I'm not talking about means of distribution here, I'm 
talking about the way it sounds). Any radical political movement needs a radical 
culture to sustain it, nobody lives on manifestos alone (nobody interesting, 
anyway). Most people want to have a good time when they buy a ticket to a 
movie, or go see a band and they always will. Folks are funny like that. Not that 
you shouldn't crank that amp up to nine and growl through a fuzz pedal if it gets 
you off, just don't pretend you're on the front lines of the class war. 

There's a lot more in here, too. The chapter on proletarian novels 
alone makes the book worth a thumb-through, and I have a new respect for 
people like Orson Welles and Duke Ellington. And there are also grudges.sell- 
outs, and betrayals, no politics as impromptu and crisis-born as the Popular 
Front's can last forever When World War II ended, so did the honeymoon. But 
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The Unheard Music: Photographs 1991-1997 • Chrissy Piper 

156 pages * $14.9; 

P. A. Kane Publishing • 120 South Broadway • Denver • CO • 80209 

Finally, a photo book that covers the scene I participate 
in, the bands, styles and years which have meant a lot 
to me. The Unheard Music is about a scene that is 
happening now. It's a validation that punk is alive and 
going on in basements and clubs everywhere. It's not a 
collection of photos of people who I will never meet, or 
of bands which have long since broken up, or of shows 
which happened before I was out of diapers. 

Maybe because this book comes from Denver, 
which is not what I would think of as a punk mecca, it 
covers a smaller part of the punk scene. These aren't the well known garage 
bands, these are the small time hardcore bands— with the obvious exceptions of 
Fugazi, Girls Against Boys, Neurosis, and the Rollins Band which seem out of 
place next to Drift Again, Christie Front Drive and Current. The obvious motivation 
for including them is that photos of popular/big bands sell books. Photos of 
Quicksand will sell many more books than Disembodied. Regardless, the majority 
of the photos are of bands which still play the basements, which haven't moved 
on to the big stages and the guarantees. The bands range from Infest, Refused, 
and Econochrist to Joan of Arc, Ordination of Aaron, and Clikitat Ikatowi, to 
Avail, the Promise Ring, and Born Against. There are straightedge bands (Chain 
of Strength), hardcore bands (Heroin), and political bands (Los Crudos)— an 
impressive variety. 

This photo-only collection isn't just bands performing. There are over 
seventy photographs which feature clubs and basements, but also kids hanging 
out at beaches, parking lots and supermarkets. There are photos of bands 
members outside of the arenas which we experience them, outside of shows 
and clubs. Most importantly— there are many photos of people. There are zine 
writers and record store owners. I love that! How many times have I said that 
punk is about more than the bands? And now someone validates that in an 
expensive and supposedly music-focused format (expensive in that a lot of money 
went into it, not that I think it's a high cover price). Because Chrissy has chosen 
to include photos of lesser known bands and pretty much unknown zine writers, 
she helps to reinforce the ideas which we in punk so proudly tout but so rarely 
put into action: that every member of the scene is important, and that there are 
no pedestals. This book recognizes who I see as unsung heroes— these are the 
doers and the makers of the scene, even if you don't know their name because 
they don't sing for some well known band. 

However, it is important to remember that this is a photo book, 
and in that way it is less of a documentation of the scene than something like 
book Hardcore California (Last Gasp), which combines words, art and photos. 
I tend to place emphasis on these things because they are the part of punk 
which is as (or more?) important than the music: the ideas and the motivations 
behind it. Though, Chrissy's inclusion of zine writers and others is a big step 
in the right direction. 

The photos themselves are simple black and white shots. Very few use 
special effects. Along with the action shots of bands on stage, there are are still 
photos of people. Even some of the live shots seem quiet and reflective, rather 
than exciting, or intense. This accomplishes a lot in illustrating each person's 
personality, both on and off the stage. This book, coupled with my long time respect 
for both Christine Boarts and Cynthia Connolly, supports what I see as the strong 
tradition of women in punk photography, and how women are more respected as 
photographers (and artists?) then they are in other parts of the scene. 

The short Cometbus excerpt at the end is fitting in that Aaron's zine 
is so well known and appropriate to the scene that The Unheard Music documents 
(although I would have preferred Chrissy's own writing.) Cometbus has always 
made me sad in the way these photos do— they make me remember good times 
and bad, they make me realize that things change. —Jen Angel 




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this emotionally driven hardcore, the kind that makes you 
stand on your head and wait till your face turns various shades 
of crimson. It feels good, and makes you happy. You know | 
what kind I mean...(LU) 
(Gravity, PO Box 81332, San Diego, CA 92138) 

ANGORA - "First And Forever" EP 

This is a really fun record, and I bet ANGORA are fun I 
live, too. The vocal stylings of Heather are similar in some 
ways"to the BRATMOBILE tradition, but with her own very 
special stamp. Mid-tempo punk, with intimidating minor 
chords contrasting with these girlie vocals, "Death To The 
Non-Believers" is my favorite of the four songs. It's fabulous! 
(GS) 
(Majestic Records, PO Box 720971, San Jose, CA 95172) 

ANNALISE - "Always 18" CD 

A good new UK band in the SNUFF/LEATHERFACE I 
vein. A few emo popcore tempo changes tossed in too. In fact 
this would fit in just right on a "Best Punk Rock In England, 
Son" comp. Maybe it was on one? A new band to watch for in 
the UK punk pop scene now that most of the biggies have | 
disappeared or slipped. (RL) 
(Pigdog Records, PO Box 43, Hull, HUI 1AA, UK) 

APERS/HEADLINERS - split EP 

The APERS come up with two really good songs on this I 
7". "I Don't Care About You" is not the FEAR cover I 
dreaded, but a fast poppy song instead. You could say they 
have a SCREECHING WEASEL sound to them. Great stuff. 
The HEADLINERS' "Phat Pack Punxuals" is actually a full- ; 
on rap song - the slow swaying kind like LL COOL J sang for I 
that gangster movie, not the more raucous stuff. I'm not the 
expert, I only know what I see on TV. But I really like having | 
intermingling of musical genres on splits and compilations. 
(GS) 

(Apers HQ, Wilhelminastraat 71, CA Lekkerkerk, HOL- 
LAND) 

ASBESTOS - "Agonized Cry" CD 

Boring, faceless, devoid of character, and artwork that's I 
been used on more records than I have fingers. Songs range 
from one minute to eight minutes in length. Standard mid- 
tempo three chord Japanese hardcore with huge heavy metal 
wank-off guitar solos and the singer sounds like a bulldog | 
sometimes. (PB) 

(Decontrol Records, 6-16-2 (Flat Satsuki 1-101) Nakanoshima | 
Tama-Ku, Kawasaki-Shi Kanagawa 214, JAPAN) 



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- split EP 

The ASSMEN start off stu- 
pid with this plodding macho, 
midtempo, tough guy schtick. 
"Sugar Buzz", their other tune is 
a bit more goofy like their band 
mascot, "Asshead Man". 
The MOLLIES try and turn 
things around for this EP with 
more of upbeat midtempo rock- 
ish number which is almost ru- 
ined by a terrible over-indulgent 
I guitar solo, and then keep us guessing with a musically cool/ 
I lyrically horrible thrasher. Both bands have this violent black 
I humor that makes me glad I'm not thrashing with a pack of 
I them in a drunken pit I guess I miss the joke on this one. (HM) 
(Eerie Records, 2408 Peach St., Erie, PA 16502) 



I ASTEROID B-612 - "Not Meant For This World!" CD 

So far my least favorite of the latest batch of Australian 
I boogie rock. This is good, but it's so far lost in wah-wah land, 
[even the NUGE is runnin' scared. More B.O.C. and less MC5 
I than I would like, but certainly solid heavy guitar rock. 
I Trouble is they've got such tough competition. Hey, they're 
better than LED ZEPPELIN! (RY) 

(Au-go-go, GPO Box 542d, Melbourne Vic 3001, AUSTRA- 
LIA) 



BEAUTYS/BARN HILLS - split EP 

I was hesitant to put this 7" on because the BEAUTYS 
feature Kathleen who used to be in the SMEARS. I liked the 
SMEARS half the time, the other half of the time Kathleen 
wrote the songs. Well guess what, Kathleen has progressed as 
a songwriter and hence the BEAUTYS songs are halfway 
listenable. Still it's pretty basic stuff. The BARN HILLS are 
similar with a little stronger RAMONES influence. If you are 
a fan of Nashville's TEEN IDOLS, you may like this. (JF) 
(What Else Records, no address) 



BITCHSLAP - "Illegal Use Of 
Your Future" EP 

Hardcore punk with snotty 
sounding vocals and a good polit- 
ical edge. "Teach the rebellion, 
share your knowledge to anyone 
lucky enough to listen about the 
hypocrisy of laws, cops, corpora- 
tions, courts and rights...but, I 
will never stop and if they kill me 
I'll die with a smile on my face.' 
(MM) 
(Shitpile Records, PO Box 36, Kenosha, WI 53141) 






BLACK BELT JONES/TONY FEENEY - split EP 

BLACK BELT JONES is a good, peppy melodic punk 3- 1 
piece. Two good songs from them. TONY FEENEY is one 
man, a guitar, and a rather large ego as he can't sing. Two | 
boring "pieces" from him. (MM) 
(Brotherhood Of One Records, PO Box 5468, Crumlin, Dub- 1 
lin 12, IRELAND) 



I THEE AUTOBOTS - "Two" EP 

These guys are great! It's like the McCRACKINS with a 
I sax player! I know, I know, the sax part sounds weird but I 
I think it's cool! They also remind me of a band called LONG- 
I FELLOW, which is another great band! Man oh man this shit 
I rules! Rad little clips from the Transformers and more before, 
I during, and after their rad little tunes! Too bad it says that they 
I broke up, I'd love to see more from them! I encourage you to 
I send your money to these guys and get this record! (AT) 
I ($3 ppd: Jerk Season Records, 5 Hendrickson PL, Fair Haven, 
NJ 07704-3404) 



BALTIMORE FOOT STOMP- 
ERS/CHELLO VECK 4 - split EP 
This is a solid release. B.F.S. 
play rough and tumble punk with 
really growly vocals that sounds 
like a less thrashy SUBMA- 
CHINE. Not bad! CHELL- 
OVECK 4 have a similar sound 
with less guttural, more whiny 
vocals. For those who like it down 
and dirty. (RM) 
(W.M.B. Records, PO Box 2292, 




Meriden, CT 06450) 



BLACK FORK - "Rock For Loot" LP 

This kicks ass!! Straight up, fast and mean hardcore I 
with shrilling female vocals that rip right through you. This 
full length is by far the best thing I've heard BLACK FORK 
put out Be prepared to be knocked down by the amazing | 
amount of energy coming from our East Bay friends. (HD) 
(Lookout Records) 



BOBBY TEENS - "Hot City Boy/You're Too Young For Me" | 

Oh god, the glorious B OB - 
BYTEENS.... I've had sex with 
everybody in this band, includ- 
ing Russell but that's the way 

it is in San Francisco.... every- 
body sleeps with everybody else 
and then you change partners 
with yer best friend.... I think 
the mentality is left over from 
allfreelovethinkingof'67!!!!!!!! 
Anyways, besides myself and 
this band being sluts, this single 
absolutly rocks!!!!! Much bet- 
ter than the first one that came out not too long ago !!!!! I 

Straight up '70's pop!!!! Sexy!!!!! Music to suck cock to!!!!!!!! 

No doubt about it pal!!!!! (SW) 

(Super Teem, PO Box 101, South City, Ca 94083) 







I BLIND PIGS - "Sao Paulo Chaos" CD 

Brazilian punx bust out with some thrashy hardcore like 
I the SPERMBIRDS. Then they take a nosedive into wannabe 
INOFX drivel. Confusing. Insert contains mohawks, much 
Heaping about, and English/Portuguese lyrics that are better 
I than the music. (TB) 
|(Grita!, PO Box 1216, New York, NY 10156) 



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BORIS THE SPRINKLER - 
"V.ML.ive Presents..." 

Best comedy record since 
"George Carlin In Concert". 
(MC) 

(V.M.L., PO Box 183, Franklin 
Park, IL 60131) 



[BRAND NEW UNIT - "Looking Back Again" CD 

Can't really comment on anything but the music itself - 

I the promo we were given has no booklet, so no lyrics, info etc. 
Hope they don't sell them that way! Well, I'm glad they put 
"Quickdraw Richy Rich" on this, as that's still the BNU song 

I that does the most for me - fast and catchy. Unfortunately, the 

I rest of this didn't measure up - slower, meandering, and 

hacking the same punch. (TM) 
(BYO Records, PO Box 67A64, Los Angeles, CA 90067) 



I BUDDY'S RIOT - "Race Chase" EP 

Mid tempo 50's style punk fortified with some cool slap 
I bass. It's probably be fun to see these guys live. Fun stuff. 

(MM) 

(T.F.U. Records, 1217 River St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060) 



CHAPSTIK/BOXCAR SATAN - "Captain/Glass Finger" 

CHAPSTIK's song starts with some cool, minimal drums 
and a guitar intro that sounded like the start of the B-52'S 
"Rock Lobster" then kicked in with some macho MUD- 
HONEY type fuzzy guitar/vocals thing. Yep, its got that Amp- 
Rep, Sub-Pop thing but still has a certain underrecorded 
charm, even in the boys-with-their-toys guitar abuse/wank 
that ends the song. Meanwhile, BOXCAR SATAN takes a 
more chuggy approach that's not too different from CHAPS- 
TIK and definitely more in the Minneapolis (and even Chica- 
go, since we're mentioning major American cities) as opposed 
to Seattle mode. Cool slide and harp on this tune too. Not too 
bad.(JY) 
(Sleep King, PO Box 15102, San Antonio, TX 78212) 



CHINESE MILLIONAIRES - 
"This Is The Criminal Element" 
EP 

Another outstanding effort 
from these mid-west boys. Pow- 
erful, straight-ahead rocking tra- 
ditional punk rock. Very similar 
to THE LAZY COWGIRLS in 
both sound and spirit - strong 
vocals, steady, no-nonsense 
drums and crunching guitars. 
Influences from late seventies 
greats such as THE STOOGES 
and THE SAINTS are obvious. Two originals and two covers 
(a classic by THE SONIC RENDEVOUZ BAND and a SEX 
PISTOLS diddie - no comment). Highly recommended. (KK) 
(Demolition Derby c/o K. Verreth, Tervuursestwg 217, 1820 
Perk, BELGIUM) 




BURNED UP BLED DRY -"Kill 
The Body, Kill The Soul" EP 

Another in a growing num- 
ber of bands who combine the 
aggression of hardcore with in- 
tricate structures and apocalyp- 
tic, nihilistic imagery and lyrics. 
It's a potent combination when 
mixed well - and these guys do 
| just that - listened to it three or 
four times in a row when I first 
received it. Demands to be loud, 
which might distress the neigh- 
Ibors/roommates, but damn, when it's worth it.... On the road 
this summer, so you've got your assignment. (TM) 
(Sensual Underground Ministries, PO Box 8545, Tulsa, OK 
74101) 




CHROME CRANKS - "Dyin' 
Style/Nobody Spoil My Fun" 

One thing the CHROME 
CRANKS understand is that 
'punk rock' really means coming 
up with a tough-sounding riff and 
beating it into submission over 
the course of six minutes and two 
sides of a 45. "Dyin' Style" is a 
rumbling, mean-spirited dirge, 
and their drug-damaged cover of 
"Nobody Spoil My Fun" steers 
the old Sky Saxon song into new, 

uncharted waters. The perfect record to spin during your next | 
failed suicide attempt. (JH) 
(Sympathy) 




| OS CABELODURO - CD 

Twenty songs from this Brazilian outfit - most of which 
I are upbeat, quick straightforward melodic punk. They do get 
■caught up in the rap/punk shit at times - both the longest songs 
I and the worst ones. To their credit, most of the songs are short 
land energetic. Didn't leave the impression on me that I was 
I hoping for, so make of that what you want.' (TM) 
(RVC Music, CP 101, Brasilia, DF, CEP 70 359 970, BRAZIL) 



COLONNA INFAME - "Skinhead" CD 

Three vegan straight edge punks and a skinhead from 
Italy whip up an interesting mix of basic oi and hardcore 
sounds. Very consistent throughout and includes a lyrical 
summary in English. (TB) 

(Banda Bonnot Records, V. Pacchiarotti 129/131, 00139 Roma, 
ITALY) 



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THE CONNIE DUNGS/ 
OPERATION: CLIFF CLAVIN - 
split EP 

OP CC cranks out 5 lyri- 
cally heavy tunes with OP IV style 
breaks. Their preachy vocal as- 
sault is pretty insightful and 
wordy without being annoying. 
The DUNGS deliver some of their 
best lyrics along with their rushed 
SCREECHING WEASEL 
sound. Some of these bands' best 
material. (HM) 
Willis Rd., Georgetown, IN 47122- 



I CONTEMPT - "Shouting The Odds" LP 

Very political English punk, a bit like ANGELIC UP- 

I STARTS. Real strong from start to finish, with a good mix of 

I styles. Angry, conscious lyrics and a football song to boot! (TB) 

I (Bomb Factory Records, PO Box 21, Tenterden, Kent TN30 

7ZZ,UK) 



THE CRIMSON CURSE - LP 
I This band San Diego band consists of ex members of 

SWING KIDS, LOCUST, GUYVER ONE, and CONST AN- 
[TINE. The reference point for what it sounds like would be a 
I mixture of these bands with a good dose of ANGEL HAIR 
I thrown in. But if anything, the sound is intensified; a lot more 
I complex and convoluted than its predecessors. I liked it. (CW) 

(PO Box 178262, San Diego, CA 92177) 



I THE CROOKS - "Striptease" EP 

This Swedish group is way too hard rock for my taste, 
I "On TV" is a cool song, though it sounds like Fred Schneider 
I of THE B-52'S on vocals, not exactly a compliment. If they had 
IKATEPIERSON, that would have been a whole different 

story. (EC) 

(Really Fuzzed, PO Box 6170, Stockholm S-10233, SWEDEN) 



LOS CRUDOS - "Canciones Para Liberar Nuestras Fronteras" 
I LP 

Well, first off I feel like the spoiled brat of the family this 
I month because I got something that I am actually jumping 
I through the house about! This record is the fucking shit! I love 
I LOS CRUDOS, and can't tell you enough how much you 
I should get this. First off, it is extremely hard to find (at least 
I around here), and the cover is hand screened on cardboard 
I that is thick as all hell. Music-wise, this is my favorite so far. 

Even better than the first 7"! Extremely vocal and political 

about what they believe in. No bullshit in this package kids., .find 
[this and listen to it until your ears bleed. You won't be sorry. 

(LU) 

(Lengua Armada, 2340 W 24th St., Chicago, IL 60608) 



D.I.R.T. - "Black And White" 2xLP 

This compilation is a reissue of 3 of the first | 
D.I.R.T. releases. This collection has all their classic material. 
Great heavy as fuck political earsplitting punk rock that] 
shreds with alternated male and female vocals. The 38 tracks 
on this release come from: "Object Refuse" 7", "Never Mind 
Dirt Here's The Bollocks" live LP, "Just An Error" LP and 
the "Feast or Famine" cassette. There's even a couple of bonus 
unreleased tracks. A great release from a band that never got | 
proper credit for their amazing music. (MM) 
(Skuld Releases, Malmsheimerstr. 14, 71272 Renningen, GER- 
MANY) 



D IS FOR DRAGSTER - "Chrysler Solid State" EP 

Pretty good stuff from Omaha, Nebraska. Fast Rock n' I 
Roll type Regular- Joe punk. Not as good as 
NASHVILLE PUSSY, and a bit more rockabilly tinged, but 
along those lines. Don't know much about Omaha. D 
IS FOR DRAGSTER playing to punks in a barn, kicking 
chickens and pigs around, the yard littered with American 
cars and parts of tractors, I wonder if scenes like this really 
exist? (RY) 
(Speed Nebraska Records, PO Box 3103, Omaha, NE 68103) I 



DANCE OF DAYS - "Six First Hits" CD 

An all around solid release which is all the better since I 
there aren't a million songs crammed onto the CD. 
DANCE OF DAYS mixes up the hardcore stylings of bands 
like NO FOR AN ANSWER and UNIFORM CHOICE, the 
energy of AVAIL, sung vocals which compliment the music, 
all of which creates a developed hardcore sound. Now, I've 
used a few punk heavyweights in this description, and sure, 
DANCE OF DAYS isn't quite that great, but they are a good | 
listen. (TH) 

(Teenager In A Box, CP 205, Sao Paulo-SP, CEP 01059970, | 
BRAZIL) 



DAYS OF...- LP 

This North Carolina band played from 1986-87. Their I 
existence ran simultaneous to the explosion and revitalization 
of Washington, DC punk inspired by the spirit of "Revolution I 
Summer". This band seemed quite influenced by the sounds of I 
their neighbors to the north. Overall, they remind me of early | 
GRAY MATTER and MARGINAL MAN. Today, DAYS OF., 
sounds a little flat and dated, but at the time this stuff was an I 
exciting, refreshing break from the crossover bad rock/metal | 
induced stupor that a lot of punk/HC bands were seduced by. 
Sadly enough, this rock aesthetic seems to be coming back in I 
full force, but hopefully something as equally inspiring as 
Revolution Summer and the music inspired by it will rise up | 
to kick these tired old rock fuckers in the ass. (MK) 
(A-Team Records, PO Box 1745, Greensboro, NC 27402) 



DE CREW - "Slackers" CD 

K this CD were a cocktail, it would contain the following: I 
1/3 late 80's Lookout style pop punk; 1/3 NOFX sounding | 
stuff; and 1/3 D.C. melodic core ala DAG NASTY. Unfortu- 
nately, DE CREW needs more time behind the bar. Not really | 
bad, but not good either. (JF) 
(Riot Records, Viale Monza 26, Milano, ITALY) 



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DEAD END KIDS - "Gonna Find Me Some New Drooges" CD 
Old school punk rock with a singer whose got that Eric 
I Boucher type phrasing down even if he doesn't quite have that 
[sneer in his voice. Musically, they have that old DK'S, SEVEN 
|SECONDS-but-with-more-hooks thing happening. Short to 
I the point songs and a recording that for once, thankfully, 

doesn't have the guitars being louder than everything else. 

BANDS TAKE HEED: this is a good thing. Actually, I found 
I the lean, minimal (but not boombox) recording quality quite 

refreshing, thank you! Okay so the cover is pretty dumb 
I (pictures of skeletons with mohawks) but as records go, this 
lain't too shabby. The band rocks pretty good in a clean, 
I "uncluttered" way, got some good songs like "Last Trust" and 
I "Man Unkind", and gets its message across quite nicely. (JY ) 
I (Kevin Alliance Records, PO Box 2510, Pt Charlotte, FL 

33949) 



DESCENDENTS - "Gotta/ 
Grand Theme" EP 

Milo and company roll an- 
other solid pop-punk single 
through the mill. The title tune is 
the operative one here, a fast and 
naive barnbuster in the best DE- 
SCENDENTS style (albeit minus 
the humor), while the flip has a 
fast and unnotable instrumental. 
Recommended for the title track. 
(SS) 

(Sessions Records, 15 James Way, 
Scotts Valley, CA 95066) 



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|DECHE DANS FACE - "Kids Rockin'" CD 

One of those two guy noisemakin' outfits a la DOO RAG. 

I French Canadians creating hillbilly weirdness and utter cha- 
os, just friggin' banging on all kinds of household items. The 
mellow steel guitarworkissortof nice. JOHN SPENCER meets 

I the old OBLIVIANS meets the OSCAR the GROUCH 

I JUNK BAND, with a French accent But it's too much for me, 

I I'm afraid ...and not punk at all. (RY) 
(Vicious Circle, BP 21, 33151 Cenon cedex, FRANCE) 



THE DEFECTIVES - "Hey Kids" 
EP 

I could have guessed that 
these guys were from Texas. They 
kinda remind me of the SHMEL- 
BYS, but not nearly as good. The 
band needs to turn up their in- 
struments, and the singer needs 
to take up smoking. Then maybe, 
just maybe... (AT) 
(Chinese Bob Records, PO Box 
500233, San Antonio, TX 78280- 
6233) 



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DEMENTED ARE GO - "Mari- 
juana" EP 

These ghouls have been 
playin' some of the best psycho- 
billy for over ten years and they 
still have the motherfuckin' shit! 
Mark Phillips has one of the best 
voices in the business, oft imitat- 
ed by fledgling psychobilly cats. 
This EP has f ou r good songs rang- 
ing from slow to fast, and each 
one has its own special charm. 
(BR) 
(Fury Records, 7-11 Minerva 



Road, London, NW10 6HJ, UK) 



IDEFICIT/CLAM CHOWDER - split 45 

DEFICIT sounded amazingly similiar to 
IMINOR THREAT, from the music to the lyrics. 
I CLAM CHOWDER played a fast and angry aggro punk with 
lECHONOCHRIST-like lyrics. Good release. (CW) 
|(Def Clam, 4554 Peck Circle, La Verne, CA 91750) 




DEVOID OF FAITH - "Slow 
Motion Enslavement" EP 

Yes, the East Coast hard- 
core attack continues! DEVOID 
OF FAITH bash out six searing 
tracks including a cover of SSD's 
"Nothing Done". This is noisy 
and fast, with throat shaking vo- 
cals that will make you wince in 
pain. Grade "A" fucking punk 
rock! (RC) 

(Coalition Records, PO Box 243, 
6500 AE Nijmegen, THE NETH- 
ERLANDS) 



DICK ARMY - "The Last Four Beers" EP 

I'm in favor of preserving Miller High Life too, but this I 
is more stupid than fun. I was barely stomaching it when the 
wretched sax intrusion gave me the power to reach for the | 
needle and make it stop. I did like their song "Dick Army" 
though, so I guess that's favorable for them. I just really I 
wouldn't wish this record on anyone. (RY) 
(A Major Label Records, PO Box 1503, New York, NY 10009) 



DIOS ODIOS - "0 +" CD 

This varies between a cleanly produced hardcore sound I 
and a slower, polished rock sound. Sixteen songs, mostly sung 
in Spanish but there's a few in English. The lyrics seem to 
cover serious topics, like "Ceropositivo," about AIDS. Not | 
bad, but it doesn't get me excited. (AM) 
(Capone Records, no address) 



THE DISCOCKS - "Boot Boys Anthem" EP 

THE DISCOCKS have a punk rock beauty here! Thel 
lads strap on their boots, put their hair up spikey and high and 
play fuckin' great streetpunk! All CRIKEY CREW fans need 
this record! These characters can play punk that'll make you 
drink beer and act all wild and crazy. Punk and proud! Long 
live THE DISCOCKS! (BR) 
(Maruta-Palace #402 21-5, ShimoshinshukuIchikawa,Chiba I 
272-01, JAPAN) 



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DIVISIA - "Wifebeater" LP 

This, their second album, has a pretty wide spectrum of 
[styles, from classic 7 SECONDS type songs (simple and fast 
I with urgent lyrics) to more imaginative COCKPIT stuff, and 
Igrindy heavy stuff, too. In-your-face lyrics about the impor- 
Itant things in every punk gal's life - sweet revenge against 
I rapists, wifebeaters, the Christian tradition of violence. My 
I favorites are "Rich Bastards" and "Picnic On Your Grave." 
I Strong politics, and it really rocks. (GS) 
|(Pessimiser/Theologian, PO Box 1070, Hermosa Beach, CA 
190254) 



| DON'T CALL ME BRIAN/ROD - split EP 

DON'T CALL ME BRIAN play fast pop-punk that is 
I fresh and likable, and all three tunes are good. ROD is melodic 
I guitar punk with lots of whoa's and oh's harmonies. (MC) 
(What Else, PO Box 3411, Dayton, OH 45401) 



DR. EXPLOSION - "Maximum 
Rhythm & Shit" EP 

Musically, you've got a 
pounding, 60's punk back bone, 
J with occasional hints of twang, 
resulting in total head-bounce- 
ability. I find the vocals just a 
little distracting, however. It re- 
ally does sound, at times, as though 
he's being strangled as he sings. 
Still, any band willing to name a 
song "Fart" will always appeal to 
me. (KK) 

((Demolition Derby, c/o K. Verreth, Tervuursestwg 217, 1820 

Perk, BELGIUM) 



I DREYFUS - "Garbage Days" EP 

Hey, a solid punk band that sings about girls without 
I getting sappy and sweet You remember those times, when 
I hearing a punk love song was an equal mixture of vinegar and 
I bile. With a sound reminiscent of ALL or early BIG DRILL 
I CAR, DREYFUS deliver one rocking EP. (JF) 
|(Pigdog Records, PO Box 43, Hull, HU1 1AA, ENGLAND) 



|DROPKICK MURPHYS - "Boys On The Docks" CD 

Six great tracks from the legendary DROPKICK MUR- 
IPHYS that'll have you swinging your pint of Bass and singing 

along in no time! It's '77ish, oi-influenced punk recorded 
I perfectly for that thick ass sound (that seems to be losing 
I popularity these days, though I don't see why), accompanied 

by a great singer that belts out the best goddamn lyrics I've 
I read in a long time. Especially on "Front Seat". Man that song 
lis the shit! This could possibly be one of their best releases. If 
I you don't buy this, not only are you a complete idiot, but I'll 
Inever speak to you again! So there! (AT) 

(Cyclone Records, 24 Pheasant Run, Merrimack, NH 03054) 




DROTZBOUWEN/FIOM - split EP 

FIOM is grind hardcore from Tokyo, Japan. Nothing 
too special, but they do have some pretty kickin' guitar solos! 
I find this to be extremely generic though. Why do all the 
bands sound the same? Thank goodness the 
DROTZBOUEN side is a bit more interesting! They are actu- 
ally pretty damn good! A bit of new school hardcore with a 
pinch of grind thrown in there for good measure. I'd like to | 
hear more from these guys. (LU) 

(Anomie Records, Feldsieper Str. 13, 44809 Bochum, GER- 
MANY) 



FMD/UNIT:1174 - split EP 

I reviewed UNIT : 1 174 last issue, and I will say again that I 
they are fast and aggro as fuck! These folks have a great sound, 
and this combined with their last 7" makes them one of my 
favorite new found bands. They have more originality than 
most out there, and I am pretty damn impressed. FMD is a 
band I have never really heard of, and I really didn't think 
they were anything special. Reason being that they aren't I 
heavy enough for my tastes. Screamy and fast.been there 
done that. (LU) 

(Spiral Objective, PO Box 126, Oaklands Park, SA 5046, 
AUSTRALIA) 



ENKINDELS - "Who Here Wants To Fight" EP 

Hey, Louisville's ENKINDEL got tired of being a singu- 
lar enity and added an S to their name. Regardless, you get the 
same melodic mid era DC style stuff that this band is known 
for. Musically some of this stuff could have been on the second 
DAG NASTY record. Actually, this may well be the ENKIN- 1 
DELS best release to date. (JF) 
(Struggle, 130 Stobe Ave, Shaolin, NY 10306) 

F.V.K. - "Melody Is A Reality" EP 

On first looking at this EP I couldn't believe that the 
FEARLESS VAMPIRE KILLERS were still around. A fur- 
ther inspection of the EP suggests this may be a bootleg, with 
everything recorded between 1989-1993. Whatever the status 
of the EP it is the best recorded F.V.K. stuff I've heard. This 
is solid Japanese hardcore with, as the title suggests, an 
attention to melody without ever becoming pop. The vocals 
are something else, sometimes sung, but also growled and 
grumbled out in a nasally way. (TH) 
(no address) 







THEE FABULOUS ANTONIO 
THREE - "Mexican Pilot" EP 

In case you neither heard 
their cut on the "Tip and Run" 
EP comp (which is likely; for de- 
tails, see "Startling Disclosures" 
column) nor saw them on their 
recent U.S. tour, 

THEE ANTONIO THREE sub- 
ject British style Beat/R&B to a 
sonic overhaul not entirely dis- 
similar to what GUITAR WOLF 
does to rockabilly, which is agood 
thing. Similarly, this record is a good thing. (DD) 
(Percepto Records, 26 Kawarado Cho, Shizuoka 420, JA 
PAN) 



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ITHE FABULOUS MACH KUNG-FU 
|Stomp" 

Close on the heels of their crazed 10" on Time Bomb, this 
I has two whacked out vocal numbers (Hull y Gully beat for you 
■dancers) and a CEDRICS-worthy instrumental with the kind 
lof production I'd like to hear more often; clear but far from 
I squeaky clean. (DD) 
[(Telstar Records, PO Box 1123, Hoboken, NJ 07030) 



FLY BITCHES - "The Holy Trinity ..." CD 

Weirdlittle CD. Most of it is pretty useless 'concept' fast- 
paced rock 'n roll with wordy inane lyrics and uninspired 
herky-jerky songs... until... the tenth song of this thing, which 
gets down to the dutch crunch of the matter: 'Sometimes I feel 
like I want to die! Art! ' They stick that simple sentiment over 
a really catchy lost-'70s punk skitter-riff and get over one of 
the best art-punk rants of the year. 'Cause it's simple. The rest 
of the CD is filler. Like I said, weird. (RW) 
(Rectangle Records, 2809 HUlsborough Rd, Durham, NC 
27705) 



FACE OF CHANGE - "Live For Today" CD 

Nine songs of Japanese hardcore, most of which would be 
■spectacular if the standards weren't so high over there. It's 
I does end up being somewhat inconsistent - they manage the 
Ispeed most of the time, but get caught in melodic interludes 
land pounding breaks at times that seem somewhat out of 
I place. Good stuff, nothing totally earth shattering. (TM) 
I (Straight Up Records, Kouwa Bid 2F, Minami-2 Nishi-1, 
iChuou-ku, Sapporo 060, JAPAN) 



|FTVE BY NINE - "Chasers" EP 

For some reason, the band names VISION and JUS- 
I TICE LEAGUE keep popping up in my head while listening to 
I FIVE BY NINE. Maybe it's because FIVE BY NINE play that 
I melodic style of posi core that was popular back in the late '80s, 
Iby bands that didn't want to be YOUTH OF TODAY, but 
jwere still part of that whole scene. This record is good, and 
I they even sent a reviewer copy. Yippee! (JF) 
I (Soda Jerk Records, PO Box 4056, Boulder, CO 80306) 



FLIPPER - "Live At CBGB's 1983" CD 
I This live CD features a touring version of this now 

I legendary SF sludge-punk band with the vocalist from (also 
I legendary) BAD POSTURE on vocals, replacing Will Shatter. 
|FLIPPER's first LP, along with the BUTTHOLE SURFERS' 
I early records, opened my ears to the possibilities of bands 
I playing something that stepped outside rigid two-minute pop 
I song formats. This thing is sequenced without mercy... one 
I long song, so sit down and take it all in at once. I personally 
I recommend cough syrup to ease any pain you may experience. 
[Get two bottles, FLIPPER is worth it. (RW) 
((Overground Records, PO Box 1NW, Newcastle Upon Tyne, 

NE991NW, ENGLAND) F y ' 



[FLUX OF PINK INDIANS - "Not So Brave" CD 

This disc is a good sampling of this anarcho-punk bands 
learly days. The 25 songs on here consist of demos, a couple of 
Icomp tracks and a live show from 1982. Hell, back then their 
l"Neu Smell" EP sold 40,000 copies and convinced many a 
Ipunk to become vegetarian. The eight page booklet has a 
[detailed history of this important band. By the way, there are 
Inone of the arty/noise pieces that characterized their later 
■ recordings on here. (MM) • 

I (Overground Records, PO Box 1NW, Newcastle Upon Tvne, 
NE991NW,UK) 



THE FREEZE - "Days Of Desperation" EP 

I have to say that I sneered at the V.M.Live series when I 
it first started out, with its collector-oriented pretentiousness 1 
and pompous liner notes about how they are the preservers of I 
the scene. But I've since been fortunate to hear some great f 
records in the series, and so I'm willing sneer a little quieter for 
the time being. This record is one of those. THE FREEZE 
actually benefit from the live recording; their sometimes BAD 
RELIGION-style harmonies sounding faster, better, and well, 
punker, than their studio records. Six songs, too. What a 
bargain! (GS) 
(V.M.L., PO Box 183, Franklin Park, DL 60131) 



G.B.H. - "Punk Junkies" CD 

The last time I heard anything from this band wasl 
during the embarrassing "A Fridge Too Far" period, but 
they 're back with a new LP of their beefy metallic punk sound. 
The production on this disc is totally powerful, but the songs 
are a much to rock for my tastes. There are certain people who 
will rush out and buy (or shoplift) this as soon as they hear 
about it, and they won't be disappointed, but I'm not one of 
them. (AM) 
(Triple X, PO Box 862529, Los Angeles, CA 90086-2529) 

GLI IMPOSSIBILI - "Impossimania" CD 

The Italian SCREECHING WEASEL complete with 
RAMONES style ballads, girl songs, and whiny backup vo- 
cals. Much better than the last few WEASEL/RIVERDALES/ 
QUEERS records. G.I. are even up to date with logo overkill. 
They substitute basketball sneakers for those sUly Doc Mar- 
ten oi boots within a RAMONES/Converse inbred logo creat- 
ing a hilariously hideous concoction. (HM) 
(TVOR, Casella Postale 804, Como 5, Como, ITALY) 



GODSTOMPER - "Halo" EP 

Hmm...I don't know how I 
feel about this. These guys just 
kind of linger and don't do any- 
thing amazingly out of the ordi- 
nary. The recording sounds like 
they need to get their sound down 
or something. The genre is in the 
power violence range, and are 
kinda punky and then they get 
really fast and all that Not my 
cup of tea, and I am a bit con- 
fused on this one. I can admit it 
though! (LU) 
(625 Productions, PO Box 1239, Menlo Park, CA 94026-1239) 




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| GREEDY GUTS - "From Mars To The Beach" CD 

Poppy SCREECHING WE ASEL/RAMONES style punk 
I from France, with songs about girls, surfing, skating and other 
I fun stuff. Energetic, hooky and with those snotty vocals the 

kids love. (AM) 

($14 ppd: Vicious Circle, BP21, 33151 Cenon Cedex, FRANCE) 



THE GUARANTEED UGLY - "It's An Ugly! Ugly! World!" 
I LP 

It's A Shitty! Shitty! Record! Why would a band, at this 
| late date in the '60s garage revival scene, steal songs from the 

'Back From The Grave" records, rewrite lyrics in a piss-poor 
I attempt to pass them off as originals, and then smugly sit back 
land put out a whole LP worth of this dreck? Did the genius 
I behind this think nobody would notice? He must have, or else 
I his tongue is planted so far in his cheek that it's sticking out of 
I his ear. Another winner from Sympathy. (CH) 
I (Sympathy For The Record Industry) 



I HALF EMPTY - "An Equation for Optimism" CD 

This record has helpful hints in the liner notes about how 
I to pick locks and fool the pay phones. The between song 
(samples include answering machine death threats and com- 
I plaints of criminal acts allegedly committed by the band. 
(That's enough to make this a good record. The songs, which 
I are pretty damn good and sound sorta like X, are a bonus. 

(HD) 
I (New Disorder Records, 445 14th St, San Francisco, CA 

94103) 



[HALO OF FLIES - "Music For Insect Minds" CD 

A 29-song collection from these AmRep dinosaurs. The 
I price-ee early singles as well as a decent chunk of other releases 
I are included here. Spastic punk with a raw but arty feel a la 
THE URINALS or early adventurous SST. Although this gets 
I closer to the trademark AmRep 'rock' sound on the later stuff, 
I this is still a deal for the early recordings. (RL) 
I (Amphetamine Reptile, 2645 1st. S., Minneapolis, MN 55408) 



HARRY CAREY - "My Go Cart/ 
Big Folks (Don't Fly Rockets)" 

First song started pleasant- 
ly enough in an innocuous way, 
like a somewhat more jagged ver- 
sion of say, DREAMS SO REAL 
(okay, so this record 's got an Ath- 
ens, GA address and I couldn't 
resist the lure of throwing a 'jan- 
gle' reference here in MRR) that 
walks the fine line between psych, 
pop and sleepiness (which in my 
present state is not a bad thing to 
[aspire to) and then meanders into SONIC YOUTH-type- 
I wast e-of -tim e-ar r a ngem e n t-i ntox i ca tion. Other tunes do have 
that col (as in 'college') rock thing, as I do hear a lot of 
ICAMPER VAN... (second jangle reference of the review). But 
I hey, the second song gets loud in the end too and they do 

I remind me enough of a smart-ass RAIN PARADE that 

II forgive them for all their transgressions. (JY) 
(Reservation, PO Box 7374, Athens, GA 30604) 




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erschmitt Pilot's Severed Hand/ 
I've Been Fuckin' Your Daugh- 
ters & Pissing On Your Lawn" 
Beautiful!!!!! Straight up 
fucking wonderfull!!!!! The A 
side is so-so, pretty much a throw 
away.... but the beauty here lies 

in the flip "I've Been Fucking 

Your Daughters And Pissing On 
Your Lawn" is pure words of 
wisdom and almost embodies ev- 
erything I've come to learn about the people living in San | 

Francisco.... that's very strange (SW) 

(Smartguy, 530 Divisadero #108, San Francisco, CA 94117) 



HARPOONS - "We Whale" CD 

Fuck, everything about this sucks! The lyrics, music, I 
vocals, production, and cover are all horrible. This reminds 
me of late 80's melodic punk with tons of bad guitar wankin'. 
The only pleasant sound to come from this is when it hit the | 
bottom of the garbage can. (RC) 

(Lifestyle Records, 3-712 Robson St., Vancouver, BC, V6Z | 
1A2, CANADA) 

HEIDNIK STEW - "The Seller Of Horrors" EP 

This is too funny. I walk into MRR wearing a mid-sleeve I 
heavy metal concert tee (Dio "Last in Line" tour, for those who 
need to know) and lo and behold we're reviewing metal I 
records again. In all seriousness, though, this is a mixed bag of I 
EXCEL/BEOWULF style metal-core, NY hardcore, guys 
saying "oi, oi" and RUN-D.M.C. For those who crave variety. 
(RM) 

(Exit 9 Records, 224 Hamilton St #2, New Brunswick, NJ I 
08901) 



THE HELLACOPTERS - 
"(Gotta Get Some Action) 
Now!" 2x45 

This Swedish band has im- 
proved since I reviewed their 
record a few years ago, and I £* 
liked them then. Loud, relent- 
less, double guitar fury. They 
cover the NOMADS "Low 
Down Shakin' Chills", better 
than the original, and they're 
alot more exciting in general 
than the NOMADS of late. Why 
they needed 2 records for these 4 songs I don't know, but they I 
fly by even with flipping time included. I'd like they vocals a | 
little cleaner, but I can live with it. (RY) 
(White Jazz Records, PO Box 2140, 103 14 Stockholm, Swe- 
den) 



HERETICAL RESPONSE - "Envision" EP 

Anti- vivisection, pro- vegan, revolutionary anarcho-hard- 1 
core here, all the way from Atlanta, GA. Fast and fiery, these 
folks are angry and won't let you forget it for a second. The | 
sentiments are good ones, and well expressed, but the hard- 
core is kind of generic. Don't get me wrong, I enjoyed this to I 
an extent, but after a while those gruff vocals start to wear on | 
you. (AM) 
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IHI-STANDARD - "Angry Fist" CD 

This new disc from Japan's HI-STANDARD is full of 
[fast, tight stop on a dime melodic pop punk. With this release 
Ithe NOFX influence is more apparent but who cares? HI- 
ISTANDARD's covers are always cool. This time they do "Kids 
lAre Alright", "Have You Ever Seen The Rain.." and a ska- 
Ipunk "Pink Panther Theme". I wish they'd do a full disc of 
■covers someday. (MM) 
|(Fat Wreckords, PO Box 460144, San Francisco, CA 94146) 



[HOME ALONE - "Una Moretti Da 66" EP 

The vocals remind me of a TV program "Lo Zecchino 
ID'oro". If you were a kid in Italy in the '70s you know what I 
I mean. Good, fast punk rock, unfortunately I understand the 
■lyrics and they are very, very demented. (EC) 
I (Mamma Records c/o Marco Ferrarese, Via Dalla Chiesa 6C, 
IVoghera 27058, ITALY) 



|THE HUNTINGTONS - "Fun And Games" CD 

Great pop punk that's tight and really energetic sort of 
la mix between THE QUEERS and SICKO. Even a guest 
I appearance by Joe Queer. This really should come out on 

vinyl... (LH) 

(Flying Tart, 1222 16th Ave. 3rd Fl., Nashville, TN 37212) 



IRONY OF LIGHTFOOT - "Dance Of The Ibex" EP 

This is an incredible improvement over their last EP, I 
which wasn't nearly as developed musically and lyrically as 
this. IRONY OF LIGHTFOOTaresimilartoMEREL,though 
a bit more reserved. During each song there are usually two 
voices going off with music that is difficult to run around in a 
circle to, and equally hard to sit still to. The lyrics are 
peppered with lines and phrases stolen from pop culture 
which really drive points home, though it may take a while to 
figure out what those points are. (TH) 
(Wreck-Age, PO Box 263, New York, NY 10012) 



JABBERWOCKY - "Finger Poppin' Time" LP 

The Netherlands should be proud of such an upbeat, I 
vocally versatile popish punk/rock-n-roil quartet. These guys 
sound so American with a lot of thrown in "yeahs" and a bit 
of a drawl, that I'd never guess they're from Berlicum. Most 
of "FTP" is cross between the LAZY COWGIRLS and the 
NE'ER DO WELLS with lots of girl songs and only a couple 
fillers. I don't know much about finger poppin', but this is 
definitely a toe tappin' disc. (HM) 

(Incognito Records, Senefelderstr. 37a, 70176 Stuttgart, GER- 
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I AGAINST - "The Problem 
Solved" EP 

Catchy puck rock from 
some "nice boys" in Marshall, 
MI. What I like most is that they 
know qualities like slow and long 
are bad in music. Good boys. 
Though they do have some slow 
breaks in their straight punk, but 
it works out just fine. Only an 
hour from Detroit, I hope they 
don ' t get beat up too much for not 
being hard enough. (TJ) 



I (Fuck Boy, PO Box 779, Marshall, MI 49068) 



IlLLEGAL IDEAS - "Quando La Musica Morira" 10" 

ILLEGAL IDEAS are heavy and fast, too bad it's not at 
Ithe same time. With the tough fold out black and white cover 
■showing that the pope is in cahoots with the CIA, KKK, drugs 
land nuclear weapons, I wanted this to kick my ass. Although 
lit didn't, the metal riffs are beautiful and the fast parts have 
I power. I feel like a high school guidance counselor but I think 
[they're not living up to their potential. (TJ) 
l(Ezio c/o Stefano Biasiol, C.P. Aperta 33037, P. DI Prato, 
Udine, ITALY) 



llNTEGRITY - "Taste of Every Sin" CD 

This release is a gathering of various outtakes of old and 
I new material. People either love or hate this band. It seems like 
[everybody has an INTEGRITY horror story. But the band 
Iseems to keep coming out on top and producing some of the 
I most potent and innovative hardcore around today. Needless 
Ito say if you are an INTEGRITY fan than this release is a must 
lhave. This includes those two amazing SEPTIC DEATH cover 
Isongs that came out on a limited release a while back. (RC) 
(Holy Terror, PO Box 770213, Lakewood, OH 44107) 




JACK MEATBEAT & THE 
U.G.S/ LA SECTA- split EP 

LA SECTA were (are) a 
band that started out really strong 
with a couple great singles and 
comp appearances and have sort 
of tailed off in the energy depart- 
ment on records I've heard re- 
cently. Their half of this split con- 
tinues that trend for me. The oth- 
er half features a band that churns 
the butter alright, they're just 
stuck with a vocalist who hasn't 
ditched his old CULT albums yet. Yeah, baby ... yeeeaaaau- 
uuh. No. May I say the cover of this EP is really easy on the I 
eyes? Thank you. (RW) 
(Munster Records, Apdo. 18107, 28080 Madrid, SPAIN) 



JOHN Q PUBLIC - "Want To 
See You Die" EP 

Faster-paced punk rock/ 
hardcore that is at times very 
catchy and melodic and other 
times an assault on the senses - 
not a bad combination. Nothing 
to rush to your local record store 
and order immediately, but still 
good. And while it does lack in 
originality, I do like the DIY 
spirit - 10 songs on seven inches 
of vinyl, a photocopied sleeve 
and limited to 300 copies. (KK) 
(Middle Man Records, 1757 Renee Dr., Kettering, OH 45440) I 





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JUMPIN' LAND MINES/ 
TRIPLE A - split EP 

A split EP from England's 
J.L.M. and TRIPLE A from Cal- 
ifornia. Both bands tend towards 
an early '80s sound from their 
respective countries, with J.L.M. 
playing Riot City style oi, and 
TRIPLE A playing SoCal style 
HC from the period. While nei- 
ther band adds much to the cre- 
ativity pot, both accomplish what 
they'reattemptingto.Good.(KK) 



I (Bummed Out Records, no address) 



| J CHURCH - "Waiting On The Ground" EP 

I really like J CHURCH. This is an Australian release of 
I the title track, "Ayn Rand Is Dead" and "College Station," 
I most of which I believe are not available elsewhere. So, if you 
I don't have them, or are Australian, this is custom made for 
[you. I should say "kinda like FUEL without the melody" but 
I only five people in the world would get it (AM) 
(Spiral Objective, PO Box 126, Oaklands Park, SA 5046, 
lAUSTRALIA) 



I KILLER KLOWN - "Dr. Pedophililous" 10" 

Italian. This band shall be rated twice. First off, they get 
Ian A+ for their record cover (which is a drawing of a big ugly 
I clown fucking a little boy in the ass) and their song titles ("I 
Love Your Skin", "Your Big Mouth Is Going To Suck", "I'm 
I Alone And I'm Happy", etc..) and the appearance of the 
I band, especially the crazy looking balding guitar player, very 
I beautiful! ! ! ! ! On the other hand, they get a D- for their utterly 

[generic sounding cowpunkish music too bad, because I was 

I close to falling in love (SW) 

|(Killyourself, c/o Gualtiero Pagani, Via Cuneo 2, 43100 Par- 
ma, ITALY) 



ILARM - "Extreme Noise" CD 

This CD includes their half of the split LP with STANX, 
I the two 7"s, the "Straight On View" LP (minus the live side), 
I plus three bonus tracks. LARM has to be one of the most 
I influential punk bands ever. The distorted speed of their music 
I sent out Shockwaves that are still being felt today. The lyrics 
■are highly political and sincere, and on top of it all they were 
I straightedge. Simply put this is 75 tracks of awesome thrash 
I from impossible to find records from a truly amazing band. 
J What the hell else do you want? (RC) 

(Coalition Records, POBox 243, 6500 AE Nijmegen, THE 

NETHERLANDS) 



| LAST YEAR'S YOUTH - "Yah Boo Fuck You" CD 

Now some of my friends think I take great pleasure in 
Idissing bands in my reviews. Not true I say. I pray for the day 
I when I hear nothing but bands that I can give good reviews to. 

Unfortunately bands like LAST YEAR'S YOUTH, who play 
I boring; paint by numbers; '77 style punk, make that little 
I more than a fantasy. Oh, but to dream the impossible dream! 

(RM) 

(Step-1, PO Box 21, Tenterden, Kent, TN30 7ZZ, UK) 



LD7ETIME - "Jersey's Best Dancers" LP 

I like the energy on this. It reminds me of a way more I 
poppy AVAIL, or perhaps GAMEFACE, at times. This is a 
pretty straight forward mix of post punk and pop. For the 
most part, it works. I do wish there were more slower songs, 
though. The faster ones sometimes blur together. The boys 
know how to come up with good song titles (a much overlooked 
artform), and the colorful graphics are beautifully laid out by 
Mr. John Yates. "If they can't feel it - turn it up!". Real good. 
(BG) 
(Jade Tree, 2310 Kennwynn Rd, Wilmington, DE 19810) 



LIMP - "Pop & Disorderly" CD 

A band that barely clears the punk/not punk enough bar. I 
Poppy pop punk with some ska and ska-punk tossed in. 
Similar to GOLDFINGER only much better. Certainly some 
potential hits on this baby if punk isn't too buried in main- 
stream's dumpster. An enjoyable listen for any popper. (RL) 
(Honest Don's, PO Box 192027, San Francisco, CA 94119) 



LIPMONGER/MCRACKINS - split EP 

LIPMONGER comes up with two emo-pop songs about I 
heartbreak, both very good with the tearjerking chords and 
harmonies. The MCRACKINS side features one vintage 
MCRACKINS pop tune, and then a spoof of the easy listening 
song, "Seasons In The Sun" whose disgusting schmaltz could | 
not even be saved by the revamped lyrics about butt penetra- 
tion. But otherwise, three great songs for the pop-punk fan. 
(GS) 

(Negative Progression Records, PO Box 15507, Boston MA I 
02215) 



LOGICAL NONSENSE - "Expand The Hive" LP 

This is a hardcore band from New Mexico and they I 
sound like a cross between old SLAYER and a band from | 
Sweden that I reviewed in the previous issue called TOTAL- 
ITAR. That's kind of a random comparison, but I think you'll I 
understand once you pick up the album. The lyrics are well 
written versions of the diatribes you've heard a thousand 
times before. I don't want to leave out that this sounds and 
feels like a concept album of some sort, a Marlon Brando | 
sample no less. Sell your pogs and buy this one! (JV) 
(Alternative Tentacles Records, PO Box 419092, San Fran- 
cisco, CA 94141-9092) 



LORD HIGH FIXERS - "Group Improvisation - That's I 
Music!" EP 

Oh, I don't know about that. Skip over the quasi-beat I 
poetry that starts off this EP (nothing like putting your worst 
foot forward) and you might enjoy yourself. What you'll hear 
brings such diverse elements as Hammond organ, tambou- 
rine, and frantic punk rock into a mix that hangs together in 
spite of itself. Do not be alarmed - the Young Lions Conspiracy | 
has spoken. (JH) 
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IMACHINE THAT FLASHES - "Luciferin" CD 

This is a new twist for me to review! I generally like the 

I more emotionally driven hardcore stuff, but I never get to 

I review it! So, I am happy to get this, and try it out! This band 

I is weird, they have these cool spots from the news or something 

I before most of the songs, and then they kick into the song. Mid 

tempo hardcore, with a lot of rad breaks in between. The 

vocals are pretty interesting, and aren't too screamy. Just 

[perfect. I am into this, I am going to take it home now. (LU) 

KSimple Fucking Concepts, 1828 Ranstead St, Philadelphia, 

PA 19103) 



|MAIN STREET SAINTS - "Glory" EP 

This oi band has an Ian Stuart soundalike on vocals, has 
I lyrics that glorify violence, beating up punks, refer to "fag- 
Igots", and have a song titled "Blackshirts" (the Italian Fas- 
cists) that says "a black shirts alright". Are they nazis? Any 
I band that brags about fucking people up are following the 
I Fascist path, and unless they clearly state their anti-fascist 
I mentality, ambiguous lyrics are a not-so-clever cover for their 
I sympathies. (TY) 
(13 Luck, PO Box 10005, Kansas City, MO 64171) 



JMAKARA - "Broken Arrow To Everything" EP 

I thought this was going to be emo and sing-songy based 
Ion what I have heard around town... I guess my sources are 

I way wrong! This rocks! Screaming your heart out vocals, with 
la mid to fast tempo to back it up. This is what I listen to when 

II am sad or upset and don't feel like crying. Just yelling and 
I screaming at my subject. Ha! Really though, this has a 

DRIVE LIKE JEHU, BOTCH, and STILL LIFE feel rolling 
I around in it My ass is kicked, and now I must go see these folks 
Hive. (LU) 

(Hymnal Sound, 1892 A Market St, San Francisco, CA 94102) 



IMATRICULE 77 - CD 

Why MATRICULE 77 has the number 77 in their name, 
182 would be more appropriate. For MATRICULE 77 sounds 
[like they would be right at home with any of those early 
I eighties peace punk bands. This is one solid release both 
I musically and lyrically, the only problem being some muddy 
production. (JF) 

KTrisomik Records c/o Yoann Besson, 69 Rue Du Puits Juillet, 
03 600 Commentry, FRANCE) 



|THE MEDVEDS - "My Mom Smoked My Stash" EP 

The MEDVEDS open up with a heavy convoluted Irish 
I folksy mess. Then they go into an OC style song about the new 
Iwave of poser punks. The highlight of this EP is "(Theme 
iFrom) The Brutally Honest Cocksuckers", a 
ICHINA WHITEish riff of an anthem which I can't seem to get 
loutta my head. Pretty darn cool. (HM) 
(Pill Party Records, PO Box 990632, Boston, MA 02199-0632) 



|ME FIRST & THE GIMME GIMMES - "Have A Ball" LP 
Not to be confused with the local all-girl group ME FIRST, 
I this quasi-supergroup cranks out mainstream golden oldies in 
Ipunk rock fashion. "Uptown Girl", "Rocket Man", and "Fire 
I And Rain" all done with spunk and charm. Good versions with 
Ijust the right amount of humor without getting too goofy. A 
I fun release. (RL) 
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THE METEORS - "Slow Down, 
You Grave Robbing Bastard/You 
Don't Know Me" 

This one has a pair of tunes 
with trademark gruff vocals, a 
rough-hewn rockabilly edge and 
nice, fast tempos that would be 
nice at a dance party. However, 
most of the inspiration seems to 
have gone into the song titles, and 
here, only one of them's halfway 
clever. The tracks themselves 
don't necessarily have the fresh- 
ness or punch to warrant repeat play on your stereo. (SS) 
(HellraiserRecords,Postfachl00716,46527DinsIaken,GER-| 
MANY) 



THE METEORS - "Bastard Sons Of A Rock N Roll Devil" LP I 
Anyone who's into psychobilly knows of, or has heard of I 
the METEORS. Classic psychobilly in the same bloody vein as f 
the PHANTOM ROCKERS, or DEMENTED ARE GO. Ex- 
cept I really don't think that these guys are quite as psycho as I 
DEMENTED ARE GO. Twelve songs of growling vocals, and 
psycho spaghetti western guitars, mixed with a steady drum 
beat make this a must have, even if the bass player isn 't using 
an upright! (AT) 

(Hellraiser Records, Postfach 100 716,46527 Dinslaken, GER- 
MANY) 



MELLHOUSE/DIG-DUG - split EP 

A good split that sounds very East Bay. DIG-DUG have I 
the CRIMPSHRINE thing going on while MILLHOUSE (not 
the MILHOUSE — with one 'L') does the spunky pop punk 
thing with a GREEN DAY-meets-DIGGER sound. A definite 
keeper. (RL) 

($3 ppd: Act Your Age Records, 3244 Locke Ln., Houston, TX 
77019) 



MILLION SIX - 'Tree Sticker Inside" CD 

The only thing wrong with this is that it's completely 
devoid of any personality. Was it really worth the money to 
put out a CD with only four original songs and a ROLLING 
STONES cover? For all its faults (fast but still kinda 'twirling | 
drumsticks' rock), the record was played and recorded well. 
(HD) 
(Satellite Records, 920E Colorado#151,Pasadena, CA91106) 



MINDSNARE - "Credulity" CD 

When I first saw this CD in my bin I was hoping and I 
praying that this was going to be the godhead of hardcore 
records, just on the fact alone the the band's name is also a 
song by NAPALM DEATH. Disappointed, of course, I found 
out this is flacid and weak chunka chunka hardcore with 
occasional lifted riffs from "Master of Puppets" era METAL- 
LICA and even a 42 second IRON MAIDENesque acoustic | 
ballad of sorts. I swear to fucking god, no kidding. (PB) 
(Trial And Error, PO Box 391, Richmond 3121, AUSTRA- 1 
LIA) 



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THE MISSING 23RD - "Old 
Friends" EP 

"M23 supports skateboard- 
ing, Animal Chin, and the Lard 
Free burrito." I don't think have 
to say anything more, but I will. 
After reading that M23 loves 
Animal Chin, (skateboard legend) 
I was sold. 23 is also a big conspir- 
acy number and now has been 
coming up in skateboarding a 
I bunch, at least twice in the last 
week of my simple life. Do you 
I think skateboarders killed Kennedy? M23 also rock. SoCal 
hounding punk with punchy hooks and a semi-political tone. 
|(TJ) 
(IF, 135 Calle Bella Vista, Camarillo, CA 93010) 



| THE MONGRELS - "Shut Up And Listen" EP 

This band could be huge if they were American and had 
I records on Lookout! They have all the right ingredients for 
I success: a little punk, a little ska, a little RAMONES... and 
Ivoila, here's a hit! (EC) 

I (The Mongrels c/o Mottadelli, Via Prealpi 2, Verano Brianza 
120050, ITALY) 



NAGANT 1895/OBTRUDE - split EP 

This came mailed to us wedged between two pieces of I 
cardboard that had been bolted together. Well, I guess if it f 
works, do it. Both bands hail from Italy and produce some 
totally ripping grind that flashes by at the snap of your fingers. 
Multi-vocals, and double bass drums are the order of the day. 
The OBTRUDE side won me over though, with their searing 
mix of drumming speed and agonizing vocals. Wicked! (RC) 
(S.O.A, c/o Paolo Petralia, Via Oderisi da Gubbio 67/69, 00146 
Roma, ITALY) 



THE NECESSARY EVILS - "Spider Fingers" LP 

Much like THE LORD HIGH FIXERS, this is a band 
which, in theory, I might be expected to like but, in practice, 
just can't find much to sink my teeth into. Scuzzed-out blues- 
influenced numbers which generally lack the energy to over- 
come the lack of hooks in the material. One of the higher points 
is the cover (I assume) "William," which is credited to j 
WHITE HEAT (so it's a band I've never heard of, so kill me). 
No cheap shots based on the band's name from this quarter! 
(DD) 
(In The Red, 2627 E. Strong PI., Anaheim, CA 92806) 



| MORNING GLORIES - "Let The Body Hang" CD 

Yet another band in the alterna-guitar rock category 
I with feet firmly implanted in many quicksands. You got a bit 
I of the PAVEMENT thing, some semi-loungish stuff, a couple 
I of more rockin' stuff, but generally nothing to make you say 
I "hey these guys are the shit!" Actually, they sort of remind me, 
I in look and sound, of DEATH OF SAMANTHA from a few 
I years ago, with heavier guitars and less clever songs. Best I can 
Isay here is that they've got some cool guitar hooks (which are 
I probably stolen) and they rock some. So fuckin' what... (JY) 
I (Cargo Music, 4901-4906 Morena Blvd, San Diego, CA 921 17- 
3432) 



THE MUTE-ANTS - "Rollin' In 
The Thunder" EP 

Clean sounding mid-tem- 
po punk which although reason- 
ably tuneful comes up a bit short 
on creative ideas. That makes the 
songs seem somewhat long and 
repetitious. (MC) 
(Zou Gratz Records, PO Box 
812403, Boca Raton, FL 33481) 



|MY LAI - "Pony Soldier" EP 

This is spastic hardcore that goes back and forth from 
I full tilt to quick mid tempo breakdowns. The two vocalists 
I scream their heads off with hate filled lyrics geared towards 
I politics and the like. This is pretty good, but the music was a 
I little thin for my tastes. (RC) 

l(Lengua Armada Discos, 2340 West 24th Street, Chicago, IL 
160608) s ' 




NEON HEARTS - "Ball & Chain" CD 

An early wave UK combo with an X RAY SPEX with a I 
guy singer sound. Punk rock with a bit of arty sax. A combo 
of a single and various other tapes and recordings. This 
apparently includes the versions preferred over those from 
their excluded LP according to the bio insert. A good band 
from the explosion days of '77-78. More listenable and solid 
than most drawn out CD reissues. (RL) 
(Overground Records, PO Box 1NW, Newcastle Upon Tvne, 
NE991NW,UK) P y '' 



NEW JERSEY FAIRPLAN - "Wait" EP 

Merging a DC-ish sensibility with later emo bands like I 
CHINO HORDE or PROZAC MEMORY, NJFP come up 
with something both aggressive and interesting. The produc- 
tion can be detracting, but it's a strong release, nonetheless. I 
can see big things for these guys in the future. Can't wait to see 
how their sound develops. (BG) 
(Medical Records, 76 Atherton Ave, Nashua, NH 03060) 



NEW SWEET BREATH - "A Shotgun Down The Avalanche" 
CD 

One of the most under-rated bands around, this trio 
captures the spirit of HUSKER DU without sounding just like 
HUSKER DU. Fuzzy, quirky stuff that packs punch and 
emotion as well as some flashes of pop brilliance. Maybe these 
guys aren't in enough with the "punk by the numbers" crowd. 
A combo that hasn't let me down yet. (RL) 
(Big Top Records, 955 Massachusetts Ave #115, Cambridge, 
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|97A - "Abandoned Future E.P." CD 

Frantic vocals, pounding HC beats, plenty of break- 
downs, and some skateboard humor; what more could you 
I want? What confuses me is there are 19 tracks and they call it 
Ian EP. What? This is also released on 12", not a LP mind you. 
I Hum, something very strange is going on here when this much 
I rock does not constitute a LP. Another strange occurrence, 
I their secret tract deep within the 99th parallel doesn't seem to 
I exist. This fact is very annoying because I wasted precious time 
I trying to find it and then felt like a nerd being shown up by 
Isome fucking kids playing a prank on all the lame CD lovers 
I with time on their hands, rubbing our noses in that vinyl is just 
las good and that hidden tracts are weak. I do forgive them 
I being that they rocked me like a hurricane. (TJ) 
[(Coalition, PO Box 243, 6500 AE Nijmengen, HOLLAND) 



|NO EMPATHY - "The Same Mistakes Endlessly 
|Repeated" LP 

The album title more than anything else, encapsulates 
I the band's overall attitude. Very punk and quintessential^ 
I Chicago. Thirteen tracks of catchy and aggressive '77 style 
Ipunk. It even ends with a COCKSPARRER cover. Will this be 
I the year that NO EMPATHY finally get the huge punk audi- 
I ence they deserve? Judging by the album title, they don't seem 
I to think so. I hope they're wrong. (LH) 
l(Johann's Face, PO Box 479164, Chicago, IL 60647) 




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NO-TALENTS 
ent" EP 

An EP I could play twenty 
times over the course of an 
evening, to hell with my upstairs 
neighbors. The NO-TALENTS - 
at least they own up to it - bring 
the term "unprofessional" to new 
levels, write great lyrics (like those 
to "The Right To Be Young And 
Conservative" or "You're Guilty 
J Too"), sing in heavily-French ac- 
cented English, and really know 
Ihow to tear it up... at least on record. Give in to peer pressure 
I- the NO-TALENTS are your new favorite band. (JH) 
I (Incognito Records, Senefelderstr. 37 A, 701 76 Stuttgart, GER- 

Imany) 



O.B.N.I. - "Chaos B.C.N." EP 

These fellows combine 
quite a number of influences here. 
The main backbone of their sound 
is mid-eighties, solid hardcore. At 
times there are choruses like DIS- 
CHARGE, musical switchovers 
to full out thrash, and occasional 
saxophone and cowbell. O.B.N.I. 
is from Spain, but only half the 
songs are sung in Spanish, the 
others English. (TH) 
(Intellectual Punx Records, PO 





|Box 395, 08080 Barcelona, SPAIN) 



OBNOXIOUS - "Bastards" 10" 

I don't suppose that it's a coincidence that this band has I 
a dude named Wattie in it who just so happens to be the lead 
singer because they sound not at all unlike a more raw 
EXPLOITED circa "Troops Of Tomorrow". Or maybe a 
better comparison would be BGK. Anyhow, this is fast and 
nasty sounding punk with song writing that's catchy enough 
to keep things from becoming stale. (RM) 
(Drop Dead Records, 3. Rue De Berne, 67000 Strasbourg, 
FRANCE) 



ODD NUMBERS/CLAY 
WHEELS - split EP 

A good South Bay split via 
Sweden. The ODD NUMBERS 
tune is kinda psych a la 
THE JAM's "Start". The 
CLAY WHEELS (featuring 
Ray Stevens of LOS OLVIDA- 
DOS fame) crank out a MR. T- 
like romp followed by a cool 
surf number. Pick this up if you 
can find it, I know I will. (Trans- 
lation: damn no reviewer's 
copy!). (RL) 

(Freak Scene Records, St: Eriksgatan 64, S-l 1320 Stockholm, 
SWEDEN) 



OMEGA MAN - "January" CD 

Whoa, metal alert! Here's a hardcore band crawling 
do wn the path of crunch, double bass, guitar leads, and pained 
all out vocals already beaten out by CONVERGE, COA- 
LESCE, and BLOODLET. There are songs about domestic 
violence, the lies of Christianity, and being straightedge. Fans 
of Mr. Coons' column are sure to enjoy this. (TH) 
($4 ppd: No Records, PO Box 14088, Berkeley, CA 94712) 



ONE MAN ARMY - "Bootleg- 
ger's Son" EP 

This is much more '77 style 
than this band's first seven inch, 
which had more of a skate rock 
thing going on. All four cuts on 
this are fairly poppy and upbeat 
numbers with an obvious STIFF 
LITTLE FINGERS/SWINGIN' 
UTTERS influence. If you like 
those bands you'll like this too. 
(RM) 
(TKO Records, no address) 



ONE WAY SYSTEM - "Return In Breizh" CD 

This band was pretty cool back in the day (the early 
eighties) and managed to crank out some solid street punk 
tunes. Why they got back together and released this terrible 
sounding, live, twenty song pile of crap is beyond me. Some- 
body's got to be making some money off this somewhere. 
(RM) 

(Visionary Records, PO Box 30, Lytham St. Annes, FY8 1RL, 
UK) 




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| ONWARD - "These Words Still Pray" 12" 

Norwegian SXE HC sporting a cover very similar to the 
I CHAIN OF STRAIGHT full length. Coincidental? Pretty 
I standard X wearing fare. They do it well. Bass solos, back up 
I vocals, finger pointing and heavy breakdowns. Love it. With 
I "pray" in their title I was scared that the Christian SXE was 
I taking over, not here. Thank heavens! (TJ) 
(Crucial Response, Kaisersfeld 98, 46047 Oberhausen, GER- 
MANY) 



ORDER ■ "Punk Navigation" EP 
This six song 7" sounds as if 
it could've been released on Riot 
City Recorded in the early '80s. 
it's 4x4, low-fi, thrashy punk with 
catchy sing-a-longs here and there 
to keep things from getting stale. 
(RM) 

(Overthrow Records, Maruta- 
Place #402, 21-5, Shimoshin- 
shuku, Ichikawa, Chiba 272-01, 
JAPAN) 




PASSAGE 4- "Counterfeit" CD 

I did not like this one. A bit too well produced andl 
commercial sounding was this poppy hardcore release. Also, 
the harmonic vocals were extremely annoying. I'll pass. (CW) | 
(Gift of Life, Wiescher Weg 99, 454 72 Mullheim, GERMA- 
NY) 



PIAO CHONG - CD 

This rules! Totally catchy Chinese punk with manic I 
(turrets?) girl vocals. Short blasting songs that are very punk, 
yet so weird it's hard to classify. This is the kind of great music | 
that develops unaffected by other music trends. (LH) 
(David Wilentz, 162 Hoping East Rd., Sec. 1, Taipei 10610, | 
Taiwan, R.O.C.) 



THE PISS SHIVERS - "Hepped Up On Goofballs" CD 

These foolish kids know how to thrash, and they throw | 
in an occasional metal break, but do it in a generic sort of way. 
It's hard to take these guys seriously when every name on this I 
CD is absurd. Definitely average, childish, moronic punk. | 
(HM) 
(46 Oberholtzer Rd., Bechtelsville, PA 19505) 



|P.V.C. - "Wall City Rock" 2x10" 

Talk about best-kept secrets. When I got the Incognito 
I reissue of the P.V.Cdouble LP last year (recorded in 1977, 
I issued in 1979 in an apparent edition of fucking 50 copies!), I 
Iwas immediately floored by a lost classic of '70s punk rock. 
I Constant rotation, told everyone who cared, etc. Now, here's 
la double 10" of previously unreleased stuff from 1979, and it's 
levery bit as good. Amazing! These guys are totally on par with 
lany '70s punk band you want to name in regards to grit, 
[power, and sheer catchy mayhem. New history in the making, 
land any fan of '70s punk without this is really missing out. Get 
the "Punk Rock Berlin" CD while you're out, too! (RW) 
(Incognito Records, Senefeldstr. 37 A, 70176 Stuttgart, GER- 
MANY) 



THE PISSED OFFICERS/GERTY FARISH - split 10" 

"Help G.F. and the P.O.S Save the Ants!" with this crazy I 
split of the same title. The record jacket is perforated and is 
easily assembled into a small space craft that could easily 
propel a small colony of ants into outer space. Just read the 12 
easy to follow directions. Once again, these two deranged | 
bands overachieve with packaging and a truly unique record. 
THE PISSED OFFICERS go for that crazed low-fi, out-of- 1 
control thrash. GERTY FARISH exploit a casio's stupidest 
sounds and incorporate them into thrash, new wave-ish fren- 
zy. Superior bands with superior talent and creativity. Ge- 
nius! (HM) 

(The Pissed Officers, 29 Putnam Ave. #1, Cambridge, 
MA 02139) 



THE PETRIFIEDS - "Warning! 
Monsters" EP 

I've gone from enjoyment 
to bemusement to annoyance to 
outright disgust at the sheer num- 
ber of European "surf and 
"trash-rock" releases over the 
space of the last two years. With 
this record I have comfortably 
arrived at sheer hatred of the 
whole mess. As usual, the offend- 
ing band is from Italy, and the 
absolute jaw-dropping lack of 
I originality is apparent when you first pick the record up. The 
I horror themes, the Mexican wrestling masks, the posed photos 
that exactly mimic PHANTOM SURFERS records, the clever 
nicknames (like "Big Hands": another P. SURFERS appro- 
priation) and much, much worse. The music doesn't merit 
[description, as any knuckle-dragging Taco Bell commercial 
[music enthusiast could easily close his eyes and guess what it 
| sounds like. (CH) 
(P.A.I.N. Records, Via Parina, 4, 71100 Foggia, ITALY) 




POSITIVE STATE - 'The Bullshit Initiative" CD 

One look at the cover and you know it's going to be I 
political, and it is. Nothing exposes the politically naive as fast 
as making a record filled with political rhetoric. Fortunately 
for POSITIVE STATE, this is not a problem— in fact, I found 
myself actually enjoying the lyrics. Sounds a little like the | 
FU'S with some of that choppy sXe guitar stuff thrown in. 
Knowing your shit, and being comfortable with it can make or I 
break you, and so can buying CDs. That said... buy this and | 
sh*ir*G the wciilth' (TV) 
(Torque Records, PO Box 229, Arlington, VA 22210-0229) 



POWDER MONKEYS - "Time Wounds All Heels" CD 

I guess someone's paying attention to my enthusiasm for I 
Aussie bands. Let the Au-go-go and Dog Meat flow my way | 
forever more. Hesherism is back! Bands like ONYAS, CRU- 
SADERS, and FU MANCHU (from the U.S.), and especially I 
the POWDER MONKEYS nearly make my old TANK records 
obsolete. Sometimes I wonder if I'll be a MOTORHEAD 
lovin' grandma someday? This CD is fucking great, by the 
way. (RY) 

(Au-go-go, GPO Box 542d, Melbourne Vic 3001, AUSTRA- 
LIA) 



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IRANCID VAT - "Live!! Radio Rampage '96" CD 

An ear tingling live radio show from WFMU radio in 
■Montclair New Jersey. Lots of pro-wrestling type antics be- 
Itween songs, and... biker-scum-punk-rock-extrordanaire!! I'd 
I probably rather listen to a regular album for sound quality, 
Ibut you get some laughs, here. Snap into a Slim-Jim!!!! (RY) 
KBrilliancy Prize Records, PO Box 31686, Philadelphia, PA 
19147) 



RIOT SQUAD - "Back Stabber" CD 

This band's last album had some good songs here and 
there but overall was pretty mediocre. This one's a bit better 
but still nothing to get all worked up about and basically picks 
up where the last one left off. Their sound is equal parts BAD 
RELIGION, country purik and MISFITS. If that sounds 
appealing then give this a listen. I'll pass. (RM) 
(Last Beat Records, 2819 Commerce St., Dallas, TX 75226) 



IRANCOR - "Flip The Switch" EP 

This is solid, better than your average straightedge 
I hardcore. Aggressive music with sing along, in your face 
llyrics. I was not moved by it, but was surprised that this style 
I of music is still happening. This could have came out ten years 

ago. (CW) 

(Youngblood, 217 W. Main St, Ephrata, PA 17522) 



IRASH OF BEATINGS - "Pressure Bomb" EP 

I This has been out for a while, but for some reason it has slipped 

I through the cracks until now. I think the name of the band says 

lit all. Because after one listen you will feel like you have just 

■gotten the beatdown of your life. This is raging brutecore with 

I awesome death metal vocals. If the music doesn't churn your 

I gut, then maybe the photo of the land mine victim on the inside 

I cover will. Check this out! (RC) 

■(Sensual Underground Ministries, 1430 South Quincy Ave., 

iTulsa, OK 74120-5826) 



|THE RETARDOS - "Come On Back/Shame" 

Straightforward rock 'n roll with music-geek overtones. 
I With more creative arrangements than several of today's 
[popular acts, THE RETARDOS add just a little bit of that 
■extra something to standard 3-chord punk to make it stand 
lout. Good organ sound and strong drumming round things 
lout nicely. Get this one. (CH) 
■(Super Teem Records) 



|THE REVOLT - "Strength Thru American Oi!"LP 

This LP brings you full-scale 'skinhead warfare' with a 
I major 'aggro' killing fascists "for America" stance. THE 
I REVOLT is all about tough guys with automatic weapons 
I belonging to a gang where "There's violence in your mind". 
IThis is intimidating oi music, continuing where the TOUGHS- 
IKINS left off. If you are not a member of the REVOLT'S crew, 
Istay the fuck away from these skins — you'll get the shit beat 
lout of you! (BR) 
[(Vulture Rock, PO Box 40104, Albuquerque, NM 87196) 



|REVOLVERS - "Marley" EP 

There's no real reason why I should like this, it's your 
[everyday fast, poppy punk with good production and singing 
I (not too snotty or sappy), nothing new, but I do. It has an 
■alternately sad and uplifting quality to it. Four songs in all. It's 
|Pop punk even someone as bitter as me likes. (BG) 
[(Locket Love, PO Box 5865, Kansas City, MO 64171) 



RIVERDALES - "Storm The Streets" LP 

Classic RAMONES rock. If you're looking for break- 
through originality, please look elsewhere. If you're looking 
for 14 songs (none of which goes over three minutes) that THE 
RAMONES wish they could call their own, you need not look 
any further. Highest recommendation, but I'm a sucker for 
this sort of thing. (KK) 
(Honest Don's, PO Box 192027, San Francisco, CA, 94119) 



RUBBER FROGS - "Masturbation Generation" EP 
This is straight up, generic, three chord pop punk. There are 
occasional moments of early DESCENDENTS, but even that 
is generous to say. Below even the most rudimentary DIY 
standard cover art. Mega generic and boring. (C W) 
(Anti Earth Records, 777 Hogue Rd, Hamilton, OH 45013) 



S.D.S. - "Scum System Kill" EP 
Whoa. Return of a old name 
to the fold - haven't even heard 
them mentioned since their last j 
vinyl which was way back in '90. 

Regardless - to get to the task at 
head. It's the same spiky haired 
melee they were providing then - 
pounding staccato drumming, 
overlaid by rushing guitars (with 
the exception of "Straight To 
Hell", where we get a dose of | 
fretboard gymnastics) and some 

crazed vocals. The vocals in "Distort Fucking Hope" are even I 
more curdling than the rest - bad day in the studio, eh? Great 
to have them back. (TM) 

(Mangrove Label, 103/ 3-24-18 Kamishakujii, Nerima-ku, 
Tokyo, JAPAN) 



LA SECTA - "Fuzz God" LP 

Durable Spanish band operating in the post RADIO I 
BIRDMAN arena with a singer who sounds, to my ears, like 
the singer from the LEATHER NUN (eh? Sweden, Spain, 
what's the connection]) but maybe I'm just nodding out here. 
Much as I want to really like this record, I'm sad to say, there 
ain't much here. Songs that sound like R&B or the STOOG- 
ES, etc. etc. but not really doing anything with that. And it 
don't sound like they got real gone in the studio either. What f 
can I say, find another influence maybe? Buy a drum ma- 
chine? I do not know. (JY) 
(Munster Records, Apdo 18107, Madrid 28080, SPAIN) 




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I SEVEN HATE - "Home Grown" CD 

Slick production, solid musicianship, and all the pop 
I punk tricks can't cover up lifeless and boring songs. A really 
I boring LAG WAGON, recommended to insomniacs only. (JF) 
(Vicious Circle, BP 21/F, 33151 Cenon Cedex, FRANCE) 



I SEWER SCREW - "Paradice Slaves" EP 

I'll have to cop to something right away: I'm not sure that 
I I'm the most appropriate person to review this record. In fact, 
I with MRR's strict guidelines on what gets in here and what 
I doesn't, I'm not sure why this is here to begin with. This is that 

industrial/metal hybrid stuff that MINISTRY started cashing 
I in on years ago, but only SEPULTURA was able to pull it off 
Isemi-amusingly. Whenever I hear stuff like this I think of big, 
I sweaty ex-metalheads with goatees, BIOHAZARD tattoos, 
land tie dyed pot leaf shirts. Most likely I'm nowhere close and 
I am probably a total condescending prick for even writing that 

at all, but wouldn't it be fucking brilliant if I were right on the 
|mark....I dunno, I think it would be. (PB) 

(PO Box 188602, Sacramento, CA 95818-8602) 



ISHAKE APPEAL - "Babefake" 10" 

This shit is 100% lame!!!!!! Every motherfucking song 
I on it sounds the same! ! ! ! ! ! This must be Denmark's finest! ! ! ! ! ! 

Go ahead, take the test; put this shit on the turntable and 
I bounce the needle around from song to song real quick like and 

I see if you can tell the differance between tunes it tries to be 

[hard but comes off generic!!!! The cover of the 

NERVOUS EATERS "Just Head" blows limp cock the 

Iguitaist couldn't even swing the solo which is one of the 

highlights of that song..... why bother? (SW) 

(Dig Records, 4, Rue St Martin, 35000 Rennes, FRANCE) 



|THE SHINDIGS - "Boyfriend Song" EP 

Snot-green vinyl and spirited girl vocals are the big 
I selling points on this three-tracker. Oh, there's also a snappy 
I title track, an amusing pop-punk complaint about boyfriends 

that seems to epitomize the band's tone. The two remaining 

tunes operate somewhere in that nether region between hard 
Ipunk and pop-punk (basically meaning that the hooks aren't 
I all that good). On balance, pretty average, but I'd give it a 

listen. (SS) 

(Rockhaus, PO Box 242, Austin, TX 78767) 



|SHITBASTARD/LAST OF THE JUANITAS - split LP 

The former are the Arizona based hardcore band who 
I earned a rep with their great EP of about a year ago - political 
I hardcore with gruff vocals and intricate guitar work. It almost 
I seemed to be at the wrong speed at times - it's amazing how 
I tight they keep things that are so complicated. The flip is a San 
I Diego three piece who play instru mentals that left me without 
I much to comment on - they were great background music, and 
I had enough of an aggressive edge to be worthwhile, but 
I nothing so amazing I could see myself throwing it on often. 

Odd pairing. (TM) 

(Culture And Value Records, PO Box 1799, Flagstaff, AZ 

86002) 



SICK ON THE BUS - "Suck On Fuckheads" LP 

Gutter colored vinyl, I haven't' heard anything this I 
brutal since GBH or something. It sound like their guitar is 
plugged into your skull, like the CRUCIFIX "Dehumaniza- 
tion" album. (EC) 

(Get Sick Records, 2 Harcourt St, Raunds, Wellingborough, I 
Northants NN96LZ, UK) 



SIDECAR - "Three Wheel Heroes" LP 

You know, somebody told me that I should check out this I 
band out, and that I'd probably like them. Well, here I am 
reviewing them. And I have to say, these guys fuckin' rule! If I 
you like DIESEL BOY, you'll love these guys! Sixteen songs of 
catchy ass shit that will have you playin' this record for your | 
friends, for your mom, even your dog! Hell, you'll be playin' 
this so much that you'll get thrown into the local loony bin I 
where the only thing that will shut your punk ass up is 
SIDECAR. You need this record! (AT) 
(What Else Records, PO Box 3411, Dayton, OH 45401) 



THE SILLIES - "Man Of Steel" 
EP 

With a name like the SIL- 
LIES, you'd expect something 
poppy or at least silly right? Not 
in this case. This is a metal band, 
that's right, a metal band. They 
had me fooled at first with their 
wanna-be punk, but I saw 
through this shit. They remind 

me of (insert any 

metal band, they all suck) which 

makes me sad to see this sneak 

into our punk rag. Not a wise choice for this label's first | 

release. (AT) 

($3.50 ppd: Lucky Thirteen Records, 11026 Ulloa Ln., Dallas, I 

TX 75228) 



SIMONS - "Ganja Song" EP 

Stuttgart band doing a "hoy, hoy, hoy" type pop-punk I 
thing. You haven't lived until you've heard the refrains of "I 
vant to part-ee all night lung" here sung in the SIMONS lovely 
German accents. Otherwise, the tunes here seem somewhat 
lethargic and straddle that very uncomfortable line between: 
funny/or incompetent? — the question I always seem to have 
to deal with for band like these. Sorta sounds like bier hall | 
goof-punk or something like that (JY) 
(Incognito, Senefelder Str 37A, 70176 Stuttgart, GERMANY) I 



SIT N' SPIN - "Pappy's Corn Squeezin'" LP 

This all-girl quartet fancies themselves homegrown rock- 1 
abilly gals bred on corn mash; in reality, they're a nicely | 
groomed band who wear their style a little unconvincingly. 
This LP is very poppish, very well produced, and chock-full of | 
tunes that are almost too agreeable, especially with those up- 
front vocal harmonies. The back cover tells it all: the band is I 
bending over a basket full of corn, with two jugs of booze right | 
next to them, uncorked and undrunk. Below average. (SS) 
(Munster Records, Apdo. 18107, 28080 Madrid, SPAIN) 




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ISLINGSHOT EPISODE - "Lid" EP 

Somebody has to say it. TILT! Okay, the singer sounds 
la lot like Cinder. Maybe they're a little more punk in their 
loverall attack. Generally melodic punk with precise female 
I vocals. Pretty fun for the 10 minutes it lasts. (LH) 
|(Rags To Records, PO Box 971, Bloomington, IN 47402) 

[SONIC LITTER - "Hallucination Generation" 10" 

Very wary upon glancing at the cover. Played-out spooky - 
|'60s graphics... hmm. Fuck it, the needle drops and these 
■Dutch chumps kick out requisite fuzz-punk riffs and teen- 
I referenced vocals. Got the right spirit, just a little wooden at 
■times. Loud and loopy, kinda like a more garage-oriented 
ISPACEMEN 3. OK? (RW) 
I (Motorwolf Records, HOLLAND) 



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THE SONS OF HERCULES - 
''Surfin' In The Bars/Outta Your 
Head" 

Hearing the first song, I was 
reminded of the GROOVY 
GHOULIES song, "Beast With 
Five Hands". But if you know 
that one you know it's real great, 
so it's a good coincidence. The B- 
side is a more SHADOWS 
OF NIGHT typePsychedelic 60's 
number, still, I like it Two of the 
guys in this band look too much 

[like Ray Da vies though. (RY) 

(Get Hip Recordings, PO Box 666, Canonsburg, PA 15317) 

pHE SPACESHITS - "Winter Dance Party" LP 

Two songs into this and I'm already convinced this is a 
I classic! Fast, really fast rock 'n' roll, like GENE VINCENT on 
I speed. Sung (not screamed) vocals, great guitar sound (Les 
I Paul?) and these Canadians look good too, get this. (EC) 
I (Sympathy) 



SPIDER CUNTS/DREGS - split 
EP 

Don't take any alcohol 
away from these spiders or they 
might bite you. The SPIDER 
CUNTS, which have a super fun- 
ny song about swillin' cider on 
the crack stoop, play super fast 
and aggressive. Their sound and 
powerful screaming vocals grab 
a hold of you and drag you along 
for a four song ride. The DREGS 
lare fast and aggressive as well, but a bit grindier. They aren't 
las high energy as the SPIDER CUNTS, but they do deliver the 
I best part of this record. A super cool sample of the witch from 
|"WizardofOz".(HD) 

l(Receptacle Records, PO Box 20259, Tompkins Sq. Stn, New 
lYork, NY 10009) 



ITHE SPILLS - "Gonna Go Blind" EP 

I Punky guitar rock that sounds influenced by late '70s 

|U.S. punk . (MQ 

[(Stiff Pole, PQ Box 20721, St Petersburg, FL 33742) 




STALIN'S ORGAN/FERAL DREAMS - split EP 

STALIN'S ORGAN play five short, fast simplistic songs I 
with SLITS style vocals, while FERAL DREAMS deliver 
short bursts of intense straight-ahead hardcore, pretty rad. 
An unusual combination. (AM) 

(Silver Rocket Records, PO Box A2155, Sydney SA, NSW 
2000, AUSTRALIA) 



STEEL MINERS - "Irony" LP 

The STEEL MINERS LP flies by in a breathless rush, I 
kind of like the effects of Mountain Dew and psudeo-ephe- 
drine (the only thing keeping me running today), and it all 
works for the most part It never reaches the intensity of early 
DWARVES or GAUNT (two bands that you might use as an 
easy comparison), but you won't feel ripped off either. I've 
been told that they're another band in disguise, but these | 
rumors remain unconfirmed. (JH) 
(Get Hip, PO Box 666, Canonsburg, PA, 15317) 



THE STEVE MCQUEENS - 
"Mission To Rock/I Wanna Go 
Out With You/Thinking Of You" 
I'm always a leetle leery of | 
bands that (accidentally or oth- 
erwise) leave the " 'n roll" out of | 
"rock 'n roll". I immediately 
think of POISON or RAFT or 
some such big-haired bands. 
THE STEVE McQUEENS, how- 
ever, sound more like they are 
trying to be the German version 
of SUPERCHARGER. Pleasant 
enough to listen to. (CH) 
(Wrench Records, Bum Box 4049, London, Waken 3XX,| 
ENGLAND) 



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THE STICKLERS - "Vanilla Shake" EP 

Five blasts of old style hardcore. Lyrically, it's sorta I 
silly... Kinda corny at times... Musically, it's energetic hard- 1 
core that's a little catchy and a little noisy. Reminds me of I 
something that might have been on Mystic in the mid-'80s. I 
Fun. (LH) 
(Wet Noodle, PO Box 235789, Honolulu, HI 96823-3513) 



STINKING POLECATS - 
"Love?!" EP 

Hmm, maybe things are dif- 
ferent over in Italy, but the lyri- 
cal content of this record is just so 
dumb. Really, it's like reading 
the graffiti on your jr. high re- 
stroom wall. You know, pathetic 
sexual lust stuff, and all that Well, 
the STINKING POLECATS 
combine it with a second rate 
SCREECHING WEASELsound 
for one disposable EP. (JF) 
(Christian Milani, Via Tedaldi, 13/D, 29100 Piacenza, ITA- 
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ISTREET TROOPERS - 'Take The Battle To The Streets" LP 
Very bad cover art from this Canadian band who sound 
Hike some old O.C. hardcore with some ska thrown in. Lots of 
I political lyrics about unity, and beating up hippies. (TB) 

(Knock Out Records, Postfach 100716, 46527 Dinslaken, 

GERMANY) 



ISTRIKNIEN D.C. - "Ghetto Blaster" CD 

A mixture of old style European punk and post-punk 
I reggae/dub. The punk stuff goes between exciting and generic. 
[The reggae stuff is like what the SUBHUMANS were doing 
[towards the end. The singer has a very low voice. (LH) 
I (Rejected Records, 8 Woodlands Ave., Dun Laohaire, Co. 
Dublin, IRELAND) 



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SUPERFLY T.N.T.'S - "Get Out 
Of My Way/Wild Wild Ride" 

Two solid punk rock 'n' 
roll songs (stuck on the same side 
of the disc, just like you know 
who). "Wild Wild Ride" is a bit 
reminiscent of the RIP OFFS 
"Wild Wild Jane" (mostly by vir- 
tue of the similarity of the cho- 
rus), nothing wrong with that. 
S'alright? S'alright. (DD) 
(Racket Records, PO Box 390, 



Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE 99 2WB, UK) 



| TANNER - "(Germo) Phobic" CD 

I'd seen TANNER a few times before, and was never too 
I impressed. They always seemed to have lots of potential, but 
I were too scattered, sound- wise. Well, I'm happy to see that 
I they have found the right balance they needed with this one. 
I This disc really moves and doesn't let up. Also, having the 
I lyrics (which are really cool and clever, by the way) on hand 
I helps a lot. It's chock full of jagged rhythms, big choruses, and 

I creative back ups. Alternately quirky and driving, this is what 

II knew they were capable of. This sounds great for being 
I recorded in a garage. Keeping the San Diego sound alive. (BG) 

(Cargo Records, 4901 -906 Morena Bl vd, San Diego, C A 921 17) 



TEEN COOL/ROOM 41- split 
EP 

TEEN COOL are fast, al- 
most bordering on hardcore, with 
a slight STIFF LITTLE FIN- 
GERS feel. Very melodic and 
tight. Origins and personnel un- 
known, but a good band. 
ROOM 41 have more of a 
STOOGES sound, but real pro- 
fane. Lotsa "Fuckin' Shit!"s and 
"Oh Fuck!"s, but they also have a 
good sound. Mike Lucas thinks 

I they are from Japan, but it's just a guess. Maybe there are two 

ROOM 41 's. (CH) 

|(Mortville Records, PO Box 4263, Austin, TX 78765) 




TENSION - "...And At The Hour Of Our Death" CD 

I was pretty jazzed to get this, because I have their first I 
album, and listen to it quite often. This sounds a bit different 
than their older stuff, but it will take me a while to like this a 
whole lot. Hailing from NYC, TENSION definitely has that 
early '90s feel to it, that actually makes them a good band. 
Some songs on it are rockin, and others are just what seems 
like space filler on a long CD. I say try their other stuff (which | 
rocks!), then get this and see how you feel about 'em. (LU) 
(None Of The Above, PO Box 654, Farmingville, NY 11738) 



THE TIE THAT BINDS - "Slowly Sinking Under" CD 

Finally, a band that I don't feel sucks on the Onefoot I 
label. TTB play nerve fried, moody hardcore that has just 
enough catchiness to keep it from being purely an anger/ 
frustration fix. It reminds me a lot of S AMI AM, when they still 
had fire. They utilize dynamics real well and know how to | 
write sad songs. I like. (BG) 
(Onefoot Records, PO Box 3834, Cherry Hill, NJ 08034) 



TEMPORAL SLUTS - "Broken 
Inside" EP 

Tough and stuff. Fast, too. I 
just don't love them. I guess 
there's just nothing catchy about 
the songs. I couldn't hum these 
tunes moments after I lifted the 
record from the turntable, let 
alone at any later time. Not at all 
a musical disaster, they can play, 
but I can't fathom liking some- 
thing that doesn't get inside my 
head. (RY) 

(Demolition Derby/Nitro! Records, Tervuursestwg 
Perk, BELGIUM) 




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THE TEMPLARS/BOTTOM OF THE BARREL - split EP 

THE TEMPLARS have good lyrics in a song called I 
"War Heroes". Musically, they still sound like a second rate 
OPPRESSED. BOTTOM OF THE BARREL give us a very | 
forgetable boring hardcore song called "We Won't Forget". 
"Some of the best in NYC Oi!"? I'll take MURPHY'S LAW | 
any day! This record is free with Oink! Skinzine #4. (TB) 
(Oink!, PO Box 46, Cresskill, NJ 07626) 



THE THUMBS - "Sweet Merci- 
ful Crap!" EP 

I was into these guys' recent 
12" and this smokes too. Rough 
pop punk with emo tendencies. 
Along the ways of early JAW- 
BREAKER and DAG NASTY. 
Is this a post FRACTURE group? 
Anyways, five tunes well worth 
your money. Melodic stuff with 
power and emotion. Cool. (RL) 
($3 ppd: Soda Jerk Records, PO 
Box 4056, Boulder, CO 80306) 




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ITILTWHEEL - "Battle Hymns For The Recluse Youth" CD 
Sounds like someone's been listening to their "Unfun" 
ILP quite a lot. This CD could just as well be subtitled "The 

I Lost JAWBREAKER Demos". Having got that out of the way, 

I I love this anyway. It's got a real raw urgency to it On top of 
Ithat, it's the perfect length for a punk record, too; clocking in 
I at just under half an hour. Punchy songs with cool extended 
I guitar noise parts in all the right places. I dig it. (BG) 
[(Liquid Meat, PO Box 460692, Escondido, CA 92046) 



12 POINTBUCK - "To Charlie With Love" LP 

When it comes to making good oi and street punk two 
ingredients are essential: intensity and urgency. Some bands 
have these qualities (THE AUTHORITY, DEFIANCE, and 
WRETCHED ONES to name a few), others don't. Unfortu- 
nately, 12 POINTBUCK falls in with the latter. Decent song 
writing and musicianship that, while listenable, lacks those 
qualities that separate the good from the great (RM) 
(Step One, PO Box 21, Tenterden, Kent TN30 7ZZ, EN- 
GLAND) 



ITOTAL CHAOS - "V.M.Live Presents" EP 

Six songs from these SoCal anarcho punk types. Loud, 
Ifast, and lots of guitar leads. August '96 must' ve been hot. (TB) 
l(V.M.L., PO Box 183, Franklin Park, IL 60131) 



ITUESDAY - "Early Summer" EP 

This has a real big sound to it. Great gravelly, heartfelt 
I vocals over chunky, catchy guitar driven punk. It is mostly 
Imid-paced, but still manages to convey a number of moods. It 
Idoes have a sweaty summertime feel to it. Get it before 
[summer's gone. (BG) 

I (Asian Man Records, PO Box 35585, Monte Sereno, CA 
195030) 



|TUNNEL RATS - "Our War Is Never Over" CD 

No-brainer. In more ways than one! I'm sure people who 
lhave followed the 'career' of these New Hampshire lads in 
iHerr Roehr's column are familiar with the sound they dis- 
played on a few EPs and compilations: no-frills quasi-hard- 
Icore steak-'n-more-steak punk rock with attitude firmly en- 
Isconced up the 'ol asshole. Well, this CD collects all the 
■ previously released shit and adds a pile of new tracks laid 
Idown with original QUEERS vocalist Wimpy(!) yelling on a 
Ifew tracks for good measure. His voice sounds exactly the 
Isame as on the old '80s QUEERS 7"ers, so this CD is now a 
I mandatory purchase for a lot of you hopeless jerks out there. 
|(RW) 
■(Wound Up Records, PO Box 3695, Kansas City, KS 66103) 



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TURUN TAUTI - "Nahdaan Hel- 
vetissa" EP 

This is pressed on one of the 
heaviest pieces of vinyl I've ever 
seen, and it's some pretty heavy 
sounding punk rock to match. I 
don ' t remember this band sound- 
ing this good before. Driving, pow- 
erful hardcore with just a hint of 
melody. Really fucking good. 
(AM) 

(The End Records, Ildesranta 16 
C 22, 3310 Tampere, FINLAND) 



THE UNDESIRABLES - "Four Years" EP 

With lyrics like "We're sick of the world and we're sick I 
of you" repeated over and over again, THE UNDESIRABLES 
seem to be going for that "in your face" punk attitude. They're | 
fast, powerful, sloppy, and mean. (HD) 
(Quincy Shanks Records, PO Box 184, Wayne, IL 60184) 

UNISON - "This Is For Life" EP 

These Yugoslavians have studied their JUDGE records 
well. UNISON kicks ass with this old school NY style HC, 
there's even hand clapping and back up vocals by "their 
crew.'-' This is the first release on Singidunum Records found- 
ed on bring the HC scene from ex- Yugoslavia to the HC kids 
everywhere. Look for more from them. The real bummer is 
that not only does at lease one band member believe in pro-life, 
but that other members disagree yet they still recorded a pro- 
life song (add an * and a disclaimer and that makes everything 
all right). No band unity. They should have fought to the death 
and whichever band members were left standing (pro-life or 
pro-choice), they should formed another band. (TJ) 
(Singidunum, Marko Korac, J Verhulstrstaat 210, HS 1075 
HG Amsterdam, HOLLAND) 



UP AGAINST - "No More" EP 
Crust hardcore from Mon- 
treal, which for one reason or 
another sounds very European 
(go figure). Influences could be 
anyone 'cause they sound like 
every mid tempo crust punk and 
you've ever heard through the 
headphones of a passing punker. 
(PB) 

(Drunk Records, PO Box 47642, 
Montreal, PQ, H2H 2S8, CANA- 
DA) 



URBN DK7BITCHSLAP - split EP 

URBN DK return with more of their full throttle, fuzzed 
out hardcore with gruff vocals. Where many bands are hurt 
by poor recording, the minimal production here compliments 
the sound. BITCHSLAP's vocalist is really throaty and snotty 
at the same time and sounds really unique. The music is kind 
of plain, up tempo hardcore, not too heavy on the distortion 
angle. (TH) 
(Shitpile Records, PO Box 36, Kenosha, WI 53141) 




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|THE VECTORS - "Some Raging Rock-N-Roll From..." EP 
I have to admit, the first time I saw this band I didn't give 
I them much of a chance. I think it's because one of them was 
I wearing a vest or something. This, however, is fucking great. 
I Four ripping punk tracks snotty and loose. Sort of like really 
learly VIBRATORS if they were from New York. Each song 
■kicks ass under three minutes. (LH) 
I (Oak St. Productions, 952 Oak St., San Francisco, CA 94133) 



VENDETTA - "Ride On" 2x45 

Traditional, full-sounding 
punk rock played by a tattooed, 
motorcycle driving Swiss band 
(I'm guessing on the tattooed and 
motorcycle driving part, but I'm 
sure about the Swiss thing). Be- 
ing well played and well produced 
and that added hint of glam all 
transform this from an average 
punk record to an above average 
punk record. Not great, but defi- 
nitely good. What's with the dou- 

Ible seven inch format? (KK) 

(Desert Engine, PO Box 7578, 8023 Zurich, SWITZERLAND) 



|VENEREA - "Both Ends Burning" CD 

Well, by the hot rod on the cover, I assumed this was 
I gonna be some psychobilly shit. But as I hit 'play' I immediate- 
I ly got a smacked in the face by this band. These guys are a (or 
I should I say another) German Fat Wreck rip-off band! If BAD 
I RELIGION signed to Fat and got brainwashed into sounding 
Hike NOFX (like all the other Fat bands), this is exactly what 
[they'd sound like! Exactly! Don't get me wrong though, I like 
I 'em and all. Good fast paced punk™ that can really get you 

going! Hey Fat Mike, quit wankin' off with FRENZAL 
I RHOMB and go to Germany! Then maybe you'll pick up some 
Igood bands. Like this one!! Ha ha! (AT) 

(Gift Of Life Records, Wiescherweg 99, 454 72 Miilheim/ 

Ruhr, GERMANY) 





VOODOO GLOW SKULLS/ | 
HICKEY- split EP 

Hey kids, go out and buy 
this record immediately as this 
is the best work either band has 
ever committed to vinyl. Yep, 
this is the long overdue release, 
complete with horn overdubs, 
of the VOODOO GLOW 
SKULLS death threats to 
HICKEY over a little incident 
inTempe,AZ — an incident that 
left VGS with their money, and 
HICKEY with the VGS horn. Plus, if that wasn't enough, this 
comes with the newest issue of "You Bet Your Sweet Ass I'm 
A Turtle". In conclusion, all I say is, "I refuse to have a battle 
of the wits with an unarmed person". (JF) 
(Probe Records, PO Box 5068, Pleasanton, CA 94566) 



WALLSIDE/SHAG VAN CLUB - split LP 

Tastefully discordant and slightly eclectic with a strained 
urgency, WALLSIDE's ultimate strength is in their coherent 
song structure. This seems a rare quality with most modern 
post HC heard today sounding like shitty metal or a '90s 
version of '70s progressive "art" rock. WALLSIDE's chord 
changes and hard hitting songs remind me of the early '90s HC 
explosion in San Diego spearheaded by bands like HEROINE, 
END OF THE LINE, and STRUGGLE. This shit is anthemic. 
The unrelenting yet controlled drive of the beat gives the 
vocals the quality of some fucked up incantation. The tempo 
though has a more contemporary drivenness that a lot of post 
HC squanders on go nowhere songs that sound jumbled and 
out of tune. Unfortunately, SHAG VAN CLUB seem less 
focused to me and, sadly, they kind of exemplify some of the 
above mentioned, less inspiring qualities of post HC. Howev- 
er, I did like the song "Regis" with its GANG OF FOUR 
focused edge and the simple yet powerful lyrics on "So Low". 
(MK) 
(Makoto Recording, PO Box 50403, Kalamazoo, MI 49005) 



IVKTMS - CD 

A collection of this 1980-ish SF band's recordings. Known 
I mostly for their "Midget" and "White Girl" singles, this 
I includes the more new wave LP and recent reunion records. 
I Considering the abundance of reissues these days, this certain- 
lly has it's worth amongst SF punk historians. A less raw 
AVENGERS sound that has held up quite well. (RL) 
(Broken Rekids, PO Box 460402, S.F., CA 94146-0402) 



WESTON/DIGGER - split EP 

These two Pennsylvania bands share a penchant for 
writing sappy love songs, but unfortunately not the same level 
of originality and tunefulness. DIGGER clock in with 2 ag- 
gressively mediocre fast, sing-a-long pop punk songs. They 
just don't do it for me. WESTON, on the other hand, are 
sounding even more refined and powerfully melodic than 
before. Their side is somewhat reminiscent of ALL on a better 
day. (BG) 
(Hopeless Records, PO Box 7495, Van Nuys, CA 91409) 



I VON ZIPPERS - "Wow 'Em Down At Franzi's" 10" 

A record a month, that's all we ask... no complaints from 
I me, this is good fuzzy rock band fighting WWI all over again 
[with a '60s/'70s punk musical score thumping away in the 
I background. Manages to duck-duck the cliche with smirk in 
I place, and let's play some more songs and yell! OK! (RW) 
(Au Go Go, GPO Box 542d, Melbourne 3001, AUSTRALIA) 



WHATEVER... - "Youngsters" LP 

Hard rockin' punk which has a very professional sound. 
The songs are similar enough that only fans of that pro 
sounding punk will need a whole album. This lacks balls, and 
I hope the band develops a more raw sound next outing. (MC) 
(Dr. Strange, PO Box 7000-117, Alta Loma, CA 91701) 



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X-OFFENDER - "Just Like Wa- 
ter/No Sleep" 

X-OFFENDER rages along 
nicely on "Just Like Water," with 
vocals strong enough to not be 
buried under the fury. 
"No Sleep"'s galloping tempo 
doesn't work as well as the more 
straightforward A-side. You'd 
never guess from the sound of 
this that they were BLONDIE 
fans (more like BLITZ fans based 
on "Just Like Water"), but 

Istranger things happen all of the time. (DD) 

|(Yukinori Losaka, 202 Nishikoji-Heights, 72 Shimizu, Saiin, 

Ukyo, Kyoto 615, JAPAN) 



IXTRA VERTS - "So Much Hate" LP 

What a treat! Another old English punk act I never 
I heard of with a gathering of songs from '78-'79. Lots of pogo 
■energy and a nod to the JOY DIVISION post punk style. 
■Typical lyrics from the era and sound quality varies. (TB) 
I (Bin Liner Records, PO Box 18, Midhurst, West Sussex, GU29 
9YU, ENGLAND) 



(YOUNG) PIONEERS - "On 
Trial" EP 

Heavily d is tor ted love songs 
of revolution and lost dreams 
from these three pioneer propa- 
gandists. The music is bluesy punk 
(with a harmonica even), and the 
lyrics conjure feelings of empti- 
ness and regret, and barken back 
to a time when the papers actual- 
ly mentioned the Depression.. 
What more could you want? You 
either love those filtered vocals or 

lyou hate them. This could be their best yet. (AM) 

I (Lookout Records) 



|V/A - "Bloodstains Across Denmark" LP 

This collection of 24 tracks of Denmark punk from '78- 
I '82 comes mostly from singles, with some from out of print 
I compilations, and a few from a cassette by PRUGELKNA- 
IBEN who never got a record out. None of the 24 songs are 
[anything I'd need in my collection, but if you want all the 
[obscurities from that era then this is a must. (MC) 
I (no address) 



|V/A - "Bloodstains Across Norway" LP 

One in a series of compilations featuring rare punk rock 
Ifrom a given country, Norway in this instance. It looks like all 
I the tracks here came from seven inch records released be- 
tween '80 and '83. Sound quality is decent Song quality ranges 
Ifrom barely acceptable to very good, the best being by 
I ROUGH TRADE. Mostly hardcore, with some tracks that are 
|a little more melodic. I'm more impressed with the stuff 
Icurrently coming out of Norway than I am with the tracks on 

this record. (KK) 

(no label) 




V/A - "Bloodstains Across Sweden" LP 

When I think of Sweden in the '70s, I think of ABBA. | 
Well, while most of Sweden was knowing me, knowing you, 
there was a great punk rock-n-roll scene developing like I 
everywhere else in the world. Sixteen tracks from as many 
rare singles mostly from around '79. A great selection of songs 
reflecting a period when music was influenced by English 
punk, three chord rock-n-roll and a lack of musical finesse. 
Actually, my favorite track is by DR. ZEKE who's tasteful 
Hammond (or whatever) gives it a mod feel. Is this a reaction | 
to last month's (different) album of the same name? (LH) 
(no address) 



V/A - "Bloodstains Across Yugoslavia" LP 

Well, these things are really coming out fast and furious I 
now... I for one couldn't be happier with the recent ascension 
of numerous '70s rarities into the fucking four-digit(!) price 
range in the last year. Fuck that! I wish some of these people 
would switch to stamps. Anyway, this volume gives you an 
overview of a scene I know little about, so I can't say for sure 
whether any stone-killers have been left out. PARAF, 
INDUST BAG, KUZLE, and PETINSKA PATKA are some 
of the bands on here that make me want to learn an instrument 
so that I can play cover versions down at the BART station 
with THE SUN KING. I'm hoping these become a little easier 
to find, since some distributors are finally waking up State- 1 
side. Prosit! (RW) 
(no fixed address) 



V/A - "Break The Rules #8" LP 

"Rare Punk Rock 1978-'82" in other words this is I 

one of the stamp collector albums..... ho-fucking-hum!!!! 
There's millions of these little turds out on the market. I like 
to refer to this type of stuff as "Greg Lowery Music" because 
it's so lame sounding and collectable when in all actuality most 
of these limited pressing turd singles should have been left 
forgotten instead of hunted down and researched by nerds 

who can't get their cocks sucked most of the stuff on this 

is pretty much throw away the liner notes where kind 

enough to let you know how many were pressed of each] 

single wowllUl Fuck this shit.... I think I'm going to go out | 

and get my dick sucked right wow!!!!!!!! (SW) 
(Peter P. PO Box 41 1107, 12121 Berlin, GERMANY) 



V/A - "Break The Rules #8" LP 

Ahem, This record rocks. Great early U.S. and Europe- 1 
an punk and most all the tracks are 'cream of the crop' type 
tunes. Some great stuff by SNUKY TATE, XTRAVERTS, 
PF COMMANDO, EPPU NORMAALI, HITLER SS,XTER- 
MINATORS, MIRANDAS and many more. Great sound 
quality here because Peter gets permission for these tracks 
(nota boot!) and does them off masters (if they still exist). (TY) | 
(Peter P. PO Box 41 1107, 12121 Berlin, GERMANY) 



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|V/A • "De Harde Sohijf * CD 

This comp has 22 bands from the local Heerenveenand 
I scene and played at the Slinks performance space. It's a mixed 
I bag full of punk, hardcore and grunge bands. Strange how half 
la world away there's bands that sound like BAD RELIGION, 
NIRVANA,DECENDENTS and AGNOSTIC FRONT. (MM) 
(M.C. Bauer c/o Mier, Flevostraat 2, 8531 KS Lemmer, HOL- 
LAND) 



|V/A - "Deadly Encounters" EP 

Woah, brutality reigns on this one! PSYCHO, 
I ANAL CUNT, CROM, SPAZZ, CAPITALIST CASUAL- 
TIES, DROP DEAD, LACK OF INTEREST, VILENTLY 
ILL, CHARLES BRONSON, LACERATION, and BAD ACID 
I TRIP all contribute an ear blasting track. If you are still 
I having your doubts, then buy it for the DROP DEAD cover of 
I SSD's "Boiling Point". Bow and worship because it doesn't get 
any better than that. (RC) 

I ($4 ppd./$7 ppd. world: Richard Ramos, 11479 Amboy Ave., 
San Fernando, CA 91340) 



|V/A - "Double Whammy" split EP 

Side A of this EP contains songs by Northern California 
[band SPAZZ. The SPAZZ have lyrics like, "Props to our pals 
I in L.A./ A privilege for anyone to play" and others like, "It's 
I easy for you to talk your shit/ Secure in your candy coated 
[scene," the latter from a song entitled "Gilraan 90210". I've 
I never believed 'The LA. is more real than Berkeley' argu- 
Iment, but make your own decisions. Side B is LACK OF 
I INTEREST, more straight ahead hardcore from SoCal and 

not that bad. (JV) 

(Max c/o 625 Prod'z, PO Box 1239, Menlo Park, CA 94026- 

1239) 



| V/A - "Far East Barmy Army" LP 

This is a live compilation of some hardcore Japanese 
I bands. The sound quality on this is pretty mediocre, which 
I means it sounds oddly similar to a lot of Japanese studio 
I recordings. Most of this stuff on this record ranges from death 

rock to thrash, with the exception of the THE JOHNNY BOYS 
I who sound like a cross between early RANCID and PLAN A 

PROJECT (slightly redundant I know...). With that excep- 
tion, I think these bands would fit in well in the New York 
I scene. (JV) 

I (Straight Up Records, Kouwa Bid. 2F, Minami-2 Nishi-1 
IChuo-Ku, Sapporo, JAPAN) 



| V/A - "Figuritas: 45 Singles Series" EP 

This record is the second in a series of split seven inches, 
I and the packaging includes a glued on post card of the second 
I Mexican bingo card "EL Diablito". Now, I'm hoping that this 
I isn't a coincidence, and the series will include all the Mexican 
I bingo cards in numerical order. That would be fucking awe- 
some, and enough to make me want to by the whole set U 
lyou're not as into Mexican bingo as I am, the bands are 
I another really good reason to buy this record. JOHN COU- 
GAR CONCENTRATION CAMP covers "Small Town" orig- 
inally by JOHN COUGAR MELLENCAMP,andTHELAR- 
IRY BRRRDS rip it up with their energetic upbeat sound. 
I Awesome. (HD) 
(What Else? Records, PO Box 3411, Dayton, OH 45401) 



CHAPTER ELEVEN 

RECORDS 



V/A - "Insufficient Funds" EP 

Fuck yes! This is a great 
compilation with some of the best 
punk bands in America repre- 
sented. You get one song each 
from DROPKICK MURPHYS, 
THE RANDUMBS, THE WOR- 
KIN' STIFFS, and ONE 
MAN ARMY. These bands give 
you new enthusiasm for punk 
rock in these times of frat-boy 
pop-punk crap. With both coasts 
contributing to the compilation 
there is proof that there is hard punk rock available in the | 
entire United States. Get this comp! (BR) 
(Chapter Eleven Records, PO Box 132, Sonoma, CA 95476) 



V/A - "It Smells Like Spring" LP 

Now, this is a compilation! The bands on this reads like | 
a who's who of straight up contemporary punk fuckin' rock. 
No garage. No oi. No emo. Just fuckin' punk, man. Here's just I 
a few of the bands worth mentioning: THE LOUDMOUTHS, 
THE STITCHES, J AKKPOT, THE PLEASURE FUCKERS 
and the list goes on and on with plenty of new, as yet unheard 
bands. And surprisingly, for a double LP, there's not one bad 
song. Yeah, I can hardly believe it myself. Now go buy. (RM) 
(Intensive Scare Records, PO Box 142, New York, NY 10002- 
0142) 



V/A - "Killed By Death #100" LP 

Fans of vintage punk obscurities will flock to record I 
stores to snap this up — 22 tracks, frankly of variable quality, 
but the hits are mandatory. Jewels include material by 
KEVIN SHORT AND HIS PRIVATES (rude early British 
punk),STORMTROOPERS (with their classic "I'm A Mess"), 
KOLLAA KESTAA (vintage Finnish old-style punk), and 
early efforts by near-greats THE RENTALS, SPERM ACIDE, 
THE VERMINES, and SPERMICIDE. In between some of 
the muddier stuff are legendary tunes that deserve a place [ 
near the other "Killed By Death" comps whose combined 
weight are starting to cause structural instability to the floor | 
of your apartment. (SS) 
(Redrum Records) 



V/A - "Losing Your Way" flexi 
Whoa. Can't remember the 
last flexi comp I saw that had six 
bands on it. Flexi's are certainly 
a lost art - back in the day... blah 
blah. This is a return to the days 
of the amazing flexis - a decent, 
cheap way to check out some new 
bands. Here you get some of the 
best newer Japanese hardcore/ 
grindcore/blurr bands - from the 
great hardcore of NO THINK to 
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sound quality isn't that bad. Also has stuff from 
ONE SIZE FITS ALL, CALF BRANDING (awesome!) and 
FLASH GORDON. (TM) 

(Skinny Dip Records, 1-19-4-102 Asashi-Cho, Machida, To- 
kyo 164, JAPAN) 



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IV/A - "Making Human Junk" LP 

A 14 band vinyl-only compilation which includes: AC- 
IRID, CAUSE, SAKE', INTIFADA, 7 FOOT SPLEEN, APE- 
IFACE, CEASE & DESIST, PDC-13, WHOREHOUSE OF 
[REPRESENTATIVES, THE ADVERSIVES, CLABBER- 
IHAG, TOMORROW'S GONE, LOPEZ, and KRINGE. The 
I theme of this record seems to be around the issue of human 
Icloning though none of the bands seems to address this issue 
I directly in their lyrics. The standout track for me is by CEASE 
lAND DESIST, who have a good upbeat, young, fresh energy. 

l(Hybrid, PO Box 1222, Spokane, WA 99210) 



|V/A - "Marc's A Dick And Gar's A Drunk" LP 

A Johann 's Face label comp. Decent stuff as far as comps 
Igo with quite a bit of unreleased stuff. This has THE STRIKE, 
ICLETUS, NO EMPATHY, AND J CHURCH (yes, J 
ICHURCH) to name just a few. (RL) 
■(Johanns Face Records) 



IV/A - "Mission Creep" LP 

This is a compilation from Blacksburg, Virginia and by 
I the sound of it I'd say the scene in Virginia is eclectic to say the 
lleast. There's a little hardcore by way of the DORKS, there's 
Jsome melodic punk from the GUNGA DINS and EXHUME, 
land a band called SCRUM who sound like early eighties 
I Boston punk. Discover the exciting world of the U.S. post office 
l(They suck so much that they sell insurance against their own 
I incompetence!) and order this one... really. (JV) 
I ($5 ppd: Jive Turkey Records, 229 Janie Ln., Blacksburg, VA 
124060) 8 



I V/A - "More Bounce To The Ounce" 2xLP 

I'm guessing this is sort of like Joe King's "Punk USA". 
I While there is a lot of great stuff here, I have to admit it's pretty 
lhard to get through 39 fucking songs. Anyway, great bands 
[featured here like MTX, SICKO, CUB, TEEN IDOLS and 
lloads more of that genre. I've actually heard of almost all of the 
I bands which is actually saying a lot. A great primer to North 
I American pop punk. (LH) 
I (Lookout Records) 



V/A - "Pasta Power Violence" EP 

Italian hardcore that's not afraid to discuss issues like I 
the exploitation of the masses by a country's institutions (You 
know, punks don't hear enough about exploitation), which in 
Italy seems to be mainly focused at the church. There are 
songs with titles like "Jesus Christ" and "Hell". Everything 
else is pretty straightforward, including the not so original 
title. Includes CRIPPLE BASTARDS and SOCIETY! 
OF JESUS among others. That said, it don't sound half bad. 
vj y ) 

(Paolo Petralia, Via Oderisi da Gubbio 67/69, 00146 Roma, 
ITALY 



V/A - "Please Do Not Feed The Pigeons" CD 

Two dollars of each compilation goes to support Her- 
street, a safe haven for women, in Montreal. The first song by 
FUNBOX starts this off on the right foot, with an intro that 
sounds very METALICA. ANTI-FLAG (which of course are 
fucking awesome like always), SUBMISSION HOLD, 
GROUND ROUND, and BENCHWARMER are the most 
memorable on this all around good compilation. (HD) 
(Skooby Snack Records, 105-884 Bute St, Vancouver, BC. 
VGE 1Y5, CANADA) 



V/A - "Possessed To Skate" LP 

Wasn't upset to see that I was reviewing this - imagine I 
about everyone's heard of it already, and it's something I had 
plenty to comment on. In the vein of all the great skate comps 
of my youth, it's a modern day update. Probably one of the 
most anticipated releases in my recent memory - and for good 
reason. Input from all over the U.S. - CHARLES BRONSON, 
SPAZZ, DESPISE YOU, ASSHOLE PARADE, PRETEN- 
TIOUS ASSHOLES, UNANSWERED, and PALATKA. Can't 
really comment on the bands individually - it's all excellent. 
(TM) ' 

(625/Pessimiser, PO Box 1070, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254) 




"Partners In Profit" split 

A chunk of punk from the 
wilds of Virginia. The excellent 
multi-spot color printed and hand 
stamped sleeves, the somewhat 
commonplace screaming vocals 
of POSITIVE STATE, and scat- 
Sjjlji HlLl «5«™ - tered graphics throughout made 
<fe me want to pass this off as anoth- 
er two bands infected with the 
BORN AGAINST virus. Howev- 
er, of the two, only POSITIVE 
»1 ATE really lean in that direction. MAJORITY RULE 
however, remind me of the late Chula Vista, Ca. band AME- 
lu ' The recordin g' s not rea "y a religious experience but if 
e»her band makes it to the Bay Area, I'm there for sure. (PB) 
Submit Records, 803 Thayer Ave, Silver Springs, MD 20910) 



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V/A - "Save You" EP 

This is a comp which addresses suicide prevention.! 
There are four bands, all falling into various schools of 
hardcore. DEVOID OF FAITH and C.R. are squarely on the 
ugly side of things, with the former being more guttural and 
low tuned and the latter being more straight ahead. 
JUDAS ISCARIOT is reminiscent of CITIZENS ARREST 
but with significant time changes. SOIHADTOSHOOTHIM 
is the low point, due to their shitty recording job and the tin 
pan drums. Comes with a fairly informative booklet (TH) 
(Mountain, PO Box 220320, Greenpoint P.O., Brooklyn, NY 



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| V/A - "Screaming Fists, Vol. 1" LP 

Kind of a drag that the best compilations are all semi- 

I legal and feature bands that died before Reagan ever made it 

I into office, but what're you gonna do? Enclosed in an ugly-ass 
yellow sleeve you'll find tracks by the NOSEBLEEDS, JERKS, 
USERS, LOCKJAW, LO WLIFE, the RERUNS, SKINNIES, 
the LEWD (with the classic "Trashcan Baby"), the b-side of 
the ANTI-NO WHERE LEAGUE'S debut, and even an early 
D.O.A. rarity. As solid as the best of the "Killed By Death" 

I series. (JH) 

I (Anarchy International Productions, no address) 



I V/A - "Shiftin Gears, Shootin Deers, And Smokin' Beers" CD 
Too cool of an album name to leave out. Anyway, three 
I bands, thirteen songs. The OVERDRIVES start off the CD 
Iwith four tracks of catchy, mid-paced, early FACE TO FACE 
■style punk, that should (if you're cool) make you want more. 

The UNMARKED CARS, unfortunately, have five tracks of 
I horrid, wannabe ska. This band is your typical "If we write 
[silly lyrics, it won't matter how bad we are!" kinda ska band. 

Extremely harsh on the ears! And 5-DRIVER ends the CD 
Iwith four tracks of some catchy ass punk. Great shit! My only 
I advice for 5-DRIVER is to lose the piano, and shorten your 
I songs! Three minutes plus? Way too long. Buy it for The 

OVERDRIVES and 5-DRIVER. (AT) 
I (Sterling Records, C3 Eastway 250 Harris St., East Strouds- 

burg, PA 18301) 



V/A - "The ABC's of Punk" LP& EP" 

From ACTION PATROL to ZOINKS!, this compila- 
tion features a punk band for every letter of the alphabet This I 
is one of the best compilations I've heard. EAGLE BRAVO'S | 
"Steppin Out" rules, followed by the amazing HELLNA- 
TION. There are no weak bands here, this record rocks, and I 
as a special bonus it's on a picture disk! Also includes GUS, IN/ 
HUMANITY, KEROSENE 454, LESS THAN JAKE, 
(YOUNG) PIONEERS, and many more. (HD) 
(Whirled Records, PO Box 5431, Richmond, VA 23220) 



V/A - "The Return Of The X- 
Men" EP 

This double 7" comp was 
released as part of the "The Re- 
turn of The X-Men" festival in 
Amsterdam. Which sought for 
one day to turn the drug capital 
of the world into the "Straight | 
edge" capital and to benefit a 
refugee aid program in the pro- 
cess. Most of the bands are Euro- 
pean which is quite good consid- 1 
ering that European straightedge 
generally seems more politicized, intelligent and punk influ- 
enced than its American counterpart which is mostly mired in I 
dumb machismo and bad metal riffs. Included are OIL, 
SOBERSPONSE, GUIDING LINE, ONE MORE, VITAMIN 
X, SPA WN, M AINSTRIKE, and BY THE GRACE OF GOD. 
(MK) 

(Commitment Records, Klein Muiden 38, 1393 RL Nigtevecht, I 
HOLLAND) 




I V/A - "Teenage Sex Drive" CD 

Dig between the couch cushions, give blood, spill hot 
I coffee on yourself, whatever it takes but you have to buy this 
I one ! Why? This is Japanese punk at its best, informed by some 
I of the best bands from the early eighties like MINOR THREAT, 
THE FREEZE, there's even a hint of X. This is much more 
like, say, TEENGENERATE than the other Japanese compi- 
lation I review in this issue, and better! Liked the most: 
PINBALL MANIA, JET 66, and the THUGS. (JV) 
(Slow Records, Kowa Bid 2F, Minami-2 Nishi-1 Chuou-Ku 
Sapporo 060, JAPAN) 



I V/A - "Ten Days Before The Handover" CD 

Four songs each by two Hong Kong bands, 
I TOKYO SEX WHALE and THAT GUY'S BELLY. Both play 
I really catchy melodic punk and hardcore. The first has more 
I of an emo feel with their clean (almost post punk) intros. The 
I second are more straight forward and a bit tighter. Cool lyrics 
I by both mixing emo and political. They all look like expatri- 
ates, so who knows where they are now. (LH) 

(Ling Lao Records, 24D Kam Kin Mansion, 119 Calne Rd., 

HONG KONG) 



V/A - "Un Tribute A Minor Threat" CD 

I was excited to hear this tribute album under a trance of I 
my youthful love for MINOR THREAT. Then my ears and 
heart bled (my nose, too from one of my roommates who 
thought I wanted to hear this) from the pain of hearing classic 
punk rock hits desecrated and covered in such a weak ass, 
sandal wearing, inconsiderate manner. It's just plan rude. I 
wanted these Spanish bands to cover MINOR THREAT with 
more power than SLAYER. I know that's asking a lot. What 
I did get was drippy, poppy and many times unlis tenable shit. 
BAD TASTE and PRIME CUT at least rock this CD with 
some power and there are a few decent traditional covers, but 
the bad stuff makes me sick. Oh well listen to the originals and | 
avoid the sadness I feel. (TJ) 
(B-Core, Correus 35.221, 08080 Barcelona, SPAIN) 



V/A - "Whispers" 2xLP 

In the liner notes, it says that it took five years to get this I 
together. Well all I can say it is well worth the wait. The line 
up reads like a who's who of the crust and grind scene. DIRT, 
EXTINCTION OF MANKIND, HIATUS, ANGST, ABC DI- 
ABLO, ANARCRUST, HELLKRUSHER, JOBBY KRUST, 
HEALTH HAZARD, BLEEDING RECTUM, DYSTOPIA I 
and many more round out this awesome record. The packag- 
ing is a bonus with a gatefold sleeve, and two booklets contain- 
ing the addresses and lyrics of the bands. As if this wasn't 
enough there is also a bonus 7" that comes attached to the | 
inner sleeve. An essential addition to your collection! (RC) 
(Profane Existence, PO Box 8722, Minneapolis, MN 55408) 



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A PUNK KID WALKS INTO A 
BAR... #8 / $1 
8 1/2x11 - printed - 32 pgs 
I was drawn to the editor's self obses- 
siveness, love for grammar, pop cul- 
ture, and sarcasm. Then I discovered, 
according to him, I too am anal reten- 
tive, yet not so freaky as to engage in an 
experiment tempting the witless to cy- 
bersex. No interviews and limited record 
reviews. Cranky and detail attentive. 
This is the sort of zine that makes you 
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AB INSPECTOR #2 / 

$1.50 

81/2x5 1/2-copied- 17 

pgs 

A comicbook-zine (for- 
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done by one Patti Kim, 
allegedly the current girl- 
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Joe Matt. Cute zine. Sto- 
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athletics rivalry bitterness, 
the wonderfulness of a 
bed's softness, stupid 
things said and done when 
young, poseurs in "Ori- 
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talking cancer. Liked it. 
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ing on the subject. There's other stuff too, 
like anti-sexism writing and Theo Witsell 
on ecology. I respect this work, and any- 
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or know someone that does, will probably 
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ALTERNATIVE PRESS REVIEW vol 

2 #4 / $5 ppd 

8 1/4x101/2- printed - 68 pgs 
APR reprints stuff from independent 
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zines I have pretty high standards. The 
interview here with Al- 
lan Nairn definitely ex- 
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straight shit about NAF- 
TA, Haiti, Indonesia, etc. 
The piece from Fifth Es- 
tafeabout the car/death 
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small space and leaves 
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from the likes of Girl- 
friends, Green Anar- 
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Glossy cover, comics, 
print reviews, no ads. 
Check it out at a good 
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ALIEN #11 / $1.50 ppd 
5 1/2x81/2- copied- 40 pgs 
This is a truly interesting zine that fo- 
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manic depressive, so shewrites about 
what she knows. Offers tips on coping, 
info on Frances Farmer, suggested read- 



ANATHEMA #1 / $2 ppd 
8 1/2x11 - copied - 36 pgs 
A zine done by straight edge art students, 
to borrow a phrase, complete with lots of 
pictures of boys emoting. Very graphic 
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Some politics and interviews with Adam 



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8 1/2x11 1 /2 - newsprint - 26 pgs 
This issue came with an announcement 
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went up. Then at the botttom of the 
announcement it said that most (all?) of 
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Bouncing Souls, Guttermouth, and 
Weston to name a few. There's lots of 
full page comics, and they were pretty 
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AUNT FRANNE #5 / $2.00 ppd 
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BABY, I DIG YOU #4 / $3 

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Pick of the Month! From the silk- 
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and each one can 
really write. 

I hesitate to men- 
tion that this is a 
travel theme issue 
'cause I don't want 
you jumping to 
conclusions, but 
don't expect an- 
other Cometbush- 
poff. Sara's hand- 
writing is both 
beautiful and legi- 
ble and little draw- 
ings and sidebars 
compliment her 
story. She and her 
partner each write 
their version of 
theircross-country 
trip and the end of 
the relationship 
(oh, I'm such a ro- 
mantic!!), there's a 
report of an event 
filled move to Ko- 
rea and more. Highly recommended - 
I'm subscribing. (TX) 
Sara Lorimer / PO Box 382492 / Cam- 
bridge, MA 02238 

BEANS AND RICE #5 / $2 ppd 

7x8 1/2 - copied - 56 pgs 
I wish zine writers wouldn ' t get so caught 
up in their back and forth arguments in 
the letters sections — pretty boring for 
those of us not involved. Otherwise, 
there's a lot of good stuff here, inter- 
views with Lack of Interest, Short Hate 
Temper, Suppression, Pisspoor, and 
for some reason, a Cringer interview — 
with me — from 1 989. Also some trip 
diary stuff and columns. Heavy into the 
grindcore stuff. (GF) 
205 Norton St. / Corpus Christi, TX 
78415-4341 




editor's favorite memory in college is 
banging out with two outspoken boys and 
occasionally inserting her two cents. I'd 
much rather read about her and the rad 
girls in her dorm she mentions briefly on 
the next page. Other than that (oh, and 
the defense of pornography), not a bad 
issue. I think this is going to be much 
better in a few issues. (TX) 
Shelley Smatana / Sartain Hall #526 / 
2039 Cherry Street / 
Philadelphia, PA 
19103 



A Fanzine Reviews1 » 



BLOW UP DOLL #5/2 stamps 
5 1/2x8 1 /2 / copied / 22 pgs 
I was really looking forward to reading 
this because the cover art is great - an 
enlarged photo booth shot of two punk- 
as-all-that girls sneering and posing on 
a background emblazoned with "punk 
rock isn't for your boyfriend." Unfortu- 
nately the writing isn't as blatantly fem- 
inist as the cover led me to believe. One 



BUG #8/ $1.50 ppd 
5 1/2x8 1/2-copied 
- 48 pgs 

Ahhh, bring me back 
to my days of 
metal. ..this zine rocks 
in terms of concept, 
and I am jealous that I 
didn't think of it first. 
The quality sucks, but 
that is what makes it 
cool. You can still read 
everything at least. 
Okay, the good 
stuff.. .in here they 
cover '80s cheese 
metal. Motley Crue, 
Ratt, Twisted Sister, 
and more. This is fuck- 
ing awesome. Just 
awesome! I wish 
I could have took the 
guy that does this to 
the over rated Foundations Fest with me 
to see Megadeth, Dokken, Testament 
and Motley Crue a month ago. It would 
have been great to have a posse there 
who actually knew the old songs... this 
gets a thumbs up in my book, and I am 
hoping that they will make this a big 
reminiscent publication. That would be so 
cool. (LU) 
PO Box 534 / Boise, ID 83701 

CAPTAIN SISSY #2 / $2 ppd 

7x8 1 /2 - copied - 48 pgs 
A very refreshing fanzine done by a teen 
boy, that proves there is hope for Amer- 
ica's youth. There's a lot of right-on writ- 
ing about gender roles and sexism. Why 
aren't there more older guys questioning 
the bullshit that goes on or themselves for 
that matter? I like this because Andy is 
sincere and doesn't pretend he has all the 
answers . There's a long and serious piece 
about sexually abusing a friend. Plus writ- 
ing on creating spaces for men to talk 
about their emotions, calling men on their 
sexist bullshit, the tobacco industry and 
more. And don't get me wrong, it's not all 
heavy - there's lots of wacky fun stuff too. 
It's the best of both worlds. (MD) 
Andy Cornell / 3907 Wedgewood Dr / 
Portage, Ml 49008 



CHARRED REMAINS #7 / $3 

5 1/2x81/2- copied - 60 pgs 
This zine is rad!! I like the writing style 
(wish there was way more writing and 
less reviews, but oh well...) and this 
looks good too. The interview ques- 
tions are actually interesting, with Tex- 
as is the Reason, Fugazi, Broccoli and 
Wolfie Retard. There's lots and lots of 
record reviews, writing about sex, nude 
beaches, and girls revealing their sexu- 
al fantasies and fetishes. (MD) 
Russell / PO Box 43 / Hull / HU 1 1 AA 
/ England 

CRAP HAPPY #1 / $1 .00 ppd 

5 1/2x7 - copied - 30 pgs 
This one starts out with a truly funny 
cop/clown story that made me laugh 
out loud more than once. After that I 
sorta lost interest with the whole clown/ 
crap/cop motif. There's a lot of reprint- 
ed articles about clowns, some poetry 
(.never good) and various other toilet 
humor, but nothing even comes close 
to the wittiness achieved by the first 
story. (JO 

1450 Centinela #4 / Los Angeles, CA 
90025 

CRAP HAPPY #2 / $1 .00 ppd 

5 1/2x7- copied - 50 pgs 
Yay, it's the "ca-ca" special we've all 
been waiting for. Again, we have one 
really funny story (about a guy that shat 
in a frat house washing machine!) and 
a bunch of, well, crap. This one's a bit 
more amusing than #1 , but really, how 
funny can you be when your zine cen- 
ters around the lower intestine? There 
is a funny (not funny "ha ha" but funny 
" hmm " ) letter from a relative that chron- 
icles his brush with death involving his 
colon that makes me wonder what the 
fuck he was thinking when he sent it out 
to his unsuspecting family. Basically, if 
stories about crap, clowns and cops 
are enough to crack you up, then this is 
the zine for you. (JO 
1450 Centinela #4 / Los Angeles, CA 
90025 

DANGERFOX #7 / $1 ppd 

4 1/4x7- copied - 40 pgs 
One of the best parts about this zine is 
the size. And of course, the other best 
part is the inside. Well written diatribes 
on my hood, the bay area. From simple 
stories on BART crossings to the mov- 
ie Fargo to music in the city. The only 
complaint is it wasn't longer, oh, and 
maybe the "abstract" blurry pictures. 
(JX) 

1892A Market St. / San 
Francisco, CA94012 

DEATH TO DEAD THINGS #4 / 

$3 ppd 



8 1/2x11 3/4 - offset - 32 pgs 
The cover of this looks awesome, and 
the description of content is very 
appealing. ..but the fucking type is so 
small that you can't read it! I am almost 
blind in the first place, and even with my 
glasses on I couldn't read it. So this is 
not very user friendly, and it looks rad 
as hell. Interviews with Pansy Division, 
Cannibal Corpse, Narcosis and more! 
It states on the cover that it is a hard- 
core, metal, punk, alternative, noise, 
industrial, and experimental zine. That 
is all I can say because I swear that it is 
in 7 point type, and I didn't even attempt 
to kill my eyes trying to read this puppy. 
(LU) 

Ian Webster/ 24 Malern St / Stapenhill 
/ Burton Upon Trent / Staffordshire / 
DE15 9DY/UK 

DELAYED REACTION #3 / $3 ppd 
8 1/2x6- printed - 56 pgs - German 
The punk zine has interviews with the 
bands Ausrotten, Four Letter Word and 
Bollocks. There are also plenty of re- 
views of new releases, zines and shows. 
(HH) 

Hendrik Simon / Am Dobben 75 / D- 
2803 Bremen / Germany 

DO A RUNNER! #2 / $3 ppd 

8 1/2x51/2- printed - 34 pgs 
Glad to see another copy of this de- 
spite that long winded letter a few is- 
sues back about the review the first 
issue received. This fine little zine is 
more or less a small scale version of 
"Teenage Warning" and if you're into 
oi/street punk then you should give it a 
look. This issue, like the first, has a real 
clean layout style and excellent photo 
clarity which makes for an easy read 
and despite it's size it's jam packed 
with info. My one complaint... it's kind 
of cut and dry and doesn't go much 
beyond the usual reviews and inter- 
views. This issue features interviews 
with the likes of Oxblood, Nabat, Bower 
96 and others as well as lots of zine and 
record reviews. (RM) 
Sound Views / 96 Henry St #5W / 
Brooklyn, NY 11201-1713 

DOLL #1 1 7 / no price listed 
7 x 1 - offset - 1 50 pgs - Japanese 
Times have changed, and I can tell 
because Doll seems a lot less out-of-it 
than they used to be. Peter and the Test 
Tube Babies are the cover stars this 
> time around, but there's also stuff on 
the Demolition Doll Rods, the history 
and back catalog of Estrus Records, 
and naturally many, many features on 
obscure and not-so-obscure Japanese 
bands. In case you weren't aware, Doll 
is written entirely in Japanese, so you 
might face some obstacles in reading it. 



It all looks so nice, though. (JH) 
No. 303 Aota Building / 3-1-9 Kita, Ko- 
henji Minami / Sujinami-ku, Tokyo / Ja- 
pan 

EARQUAKE #53 / $2 
8 1/2x5 3/4 - copied - 28 pgs - French 
A high-density information zine from 
France. Intelligent interviews with Hol- 
land's Catweazle, southern France's Fake 
Hyppi, American mod-punks the Gain, 
punk zine reviews, a short, serious sec- 
tion of specifically skinhead zine, book, 
and comic reviews, an interview with Pure 
Impact, a German oi band including their 
views on SHARP and nazis, and oi and 
punk record reviews. The cover says 
something in Portuguese, and I didn't 
catch why or what. (TD) 
Frederic Leca / Le Menil / 88160 Le 
Thillot / France 

ENOBLED MIND #9.5 / $1 .00 ppd 
7x8 1/2 - copied - 40 pgs 
First off, I think that photo zines are a 
great concept, and are extremely artistic. 
The only problem I have I that folks who do 
them need to make sure that the copy 
quality of photos are above average, or 
out of control perfect. This is one of those 
zines. The concept is great, the layout is 
creative, but the reproduction of the pho- 
tos is just not up to par. Alot of these pics 
were taken at shows on the east coast a 
few years back. I remember a lot of these 
shows, and am 
happy to have 
the memories re- 
turn. I shared this 
zine with a friend, 
and he was over- 
joyed. So, may- 
be I am overly 
critical, and nit 
picky when it 
comes to photo 
zines, but I guess 
I do have pretty 
high standards. 
This just needs a 
better copy job 
as faras I am con- 
cerned. (LU) 
Jerod Bogli / 71 
Pitkin St. / 
Manchester, CT 
06040 

ENZK #4 / $2 

5 1/2x81/2- copied - 20 pgs 

Only music in this pop punk zine from 

Scotland. Interviews with North England 

popsters Hooten 3 Car and Chopper, as 

well as Travis Cut and LoveJunk. Pretty 

much just interviews and reviews. (GF) 

Ground Left / 47 Brownhill PI. / Dundee, 

Scotland / DD2 4JU / UK 



JFANZINE REVIEWsT f 




FALSE SENSE # 2 / Free 
8 1/2x51/2- copied - 24 pgs 
There's an article in here about a guy 
who scams the families of MIA's, which 
is probably pretty interesting. Unfortu- 
nately, someone has randomly arranged 
the paragraphs so that reading it is a lot 
like one of those scavenger hunts. Plus 
Critical Mass, an anti-racism rant, and 
some illustrated song lyrics. Not bad, 
but a little more attention to detail 
wouldn't hurt. (JW) 
Anthony Sanders / 1600 Woodthorne 
PI. Greensboro, NC 27407 

FELONRY #3 / $1 

5 1/2x81/2- copied - 40 pgs 

This one fills the basic ABC's of peace 

punkdom. Stop eating meat, ponder 

straight edge ("is it forme?"), engage 

in political activism, do the obligatory 

fuck shit upping high school style (with 

handy suggestions). Also an interview 

with the Jinkies. Better than generic. 

(KW) 

Adam / 1 405 BurkleyRd / Williamston, 

Ml 48895 

59 CENTS / $2 ppd 

8 1/2x11 -copied- 24 pgs 
59 Cents combines a whole lot of dif- 
ferent interests, like the WNBA, bmx, 
info on menstrual protection choices, 
Kiss, heavy metal, wrestling, poetry, 
beer reviews, and guide to vegan food 
in Seattle. It's funny 
and smart and fun for 
all. I like these ones 
where the people 
seem like they enjoy 
themselves doing the 
zine. (MJ) 

Jam Records / PO 
Box 19806 / Seat- 
tle, WA 98109 



F*U*TV #2 / $9 or 

blank 120 minute vid- 
eo tape 

Don't be scared off 
by the hefty price- 
tag, as this is no ordi- 
nary zine... it is a vid- 
eo-zine, meaning that 
all the interviews and 
stuff that they want 
to be done in their 
zine is done via a video format (obvi- 
ously). For this issue (they say it's a 
huge improvement over the last one) is 
comprised of mainly live footage with 
short "interviews" with the bands in 
between. Thrill to Joey Shithead of 
DOA fame shrieking about marijuana 
to the tune of his infamous acoustic 
set. Cringe to the tepid "ska-core" 
sounds of PMS. There is a lot of other 
stuff on here, like the quirky sounds 



The Hanson Brothers, aggressive HC 
from Armed & Hammered, and wanky 
garage punk rock from Tricky Woo. 
There is lots of stuff to watch on here, 
and as the camera shots are not always 
perfect (but usually very, very good), 
fanzines that take risks in formats like 
this, even if the end product is not 
excellent, deserve praise. (RD) 
YaBenti Video / PO Box 67585 / Spa- 
dina West / Toronto. ON / M5T 3B8 / 
Canada 

FUCK YOU ALL #1 / $1 2? 

5 1/2x8 1/2 -copied- 20 pgs 
Good start for this UK punk zine. There 
are interviews with Assert, Angelfuck, 
Voorhees and Olotila. I like the DIY 
section on doing a 4 track recording. 
It's a bit simple, but has potential. (MD) 
Greg Pearson / 35 The Leys / Cleve- 
don / North Somerset / B521 7YQ / 
England 

FUZZY HEADS ARE BETTER #5 

/ $1 .50 ppd 

3 1/2x5 1/2 -copied -56 pgs 
Ooh.. This zine rocks my world! It's da 
bomb. Sorry. Anyway, it's got inter- 
views, personal thoughts, comics, etc. 
All are written honestly and humorous- 
ly. What more could you ask for? Every- 
one should read this!! (LB) 
Patti Kim / Box 68568 / 360A Bloor St. 
W / Toronto, ON / M5S 1X1/ Canada 

GABBA GABBA HEY! 

#2 / $2 ppd 

8 1/2x6 -copied -26 pgs 
- Italian 

This small zine is straight 
ahead punk. There is an 
interview with Teengener- 
ate, articles on Punk 77, 
Radio Birdman, Rip Off 
Records plus columns and 
record reviews. (HH) 
Goti Luca / Via Broni 4 / 
101 26 Torino /Italy 

GARBLES #11 /$2ppd 

or£1 

A5 - copied - 28 pgs 

This is a personal comic 

zine, and although I really 

liked the graphic style of 

the strips and the inky 

drawings, I felt the stories 

and content of the comics to be simple 

and, well, not engaging. Good artistic 

ability with stories about drugs, work, 

and fun. Record and zine reviews. (JA) 

Ros / PO Box 14894 / London, N6 

5WW / England 



GERMS #4 / $? 

5 1/2x8 1/2 -copied 



8 pgs 



Well there's not much to this here zine. 
There's a short piece on "Skinhead Cul- 
ture" that doesn't go much beyond stuff 
like skins wear docs, S.H.A.R.P.S. are 
not racist and whatnot. Along with this 
there's an interview with The Target Rats 
and a few zine reviews. Maybe a bit more 
thought and effort will go into numberfive. 
CRM) 
PO Box 885 / Carey, NC 2751 2 

GIRLIE PRIG #9 / $2 

5 1/2x8 1/2 -copied -64 pgs 
Here's a taste of what you're in for: "This 
zine (whetherdirectlyorindirectly) is about 
growing up. I'm growing up." This girl is 1 
self consciously self centered and writes 
this thick diary for your consumption. 
She's 1 9, has piercings, hangs out at the 
coffee shop and gets "high." Now I love 
diary zines, except for the signature big 
eyed girlie portraits, I found nothing here 
too endearing orinsightful.Shejust seems 
to dwell on the normalities of life that 
really are sometimes more profound left 
unsaid. (KW) 

Karen / 1 51 8 1 7 Ave. NW / Calgary, AB 
/ T2M 0R5 / Canada 

GLUTTON FOR PUNISHMENT #1 

/ $1 .00 ppd 

5 1/2x8 1/2 -copied- 10 pgs 
A quick little number, replete with col- 
umns, show reviews (actually funny to 
read) and record reviews and that sort of 
fanziney stuff. I like the fact that it's actu- 
ally a 'punk rock' 
'zine from San 
Francisco, some- 
thing of a rarity 
these days. (JH) 
PO Box 1 5295 / 
San Francisco, 
CA94115 

GOBLINS 
ARMPIT #2.4 / 
$1 U.S. OR $2 
5 1/2x8 1/2 - 
copied - 32 pgs 
A medieval punk 
rot pagan jurnl, 
which pretty much 
says it all. I marvel 
at the ability of this 
genre of people to 
write in exactly the 
same font forpag- 
es and pages (would that be crusty font?). 
Similarly I marvel at just how attractive 
this zine looks... This person has really 
put some love into this even if he sounds 
fairly, uh, spacey. (AR) 
PO Box 3635 / Oakland, CA 94609-0635 

GOT THAT #5 / DEFECATION #6 / 

$1 US, $10 HK 

5 3/4x81/4- copied - 60 pgs 



^Fanzine Reviews^ 




Both these zines are done by American 
kids who live / go to school in Hong 
Kong. Gof That has interesting anec- 
dotes about weirdo HK locals, his school 
trip to Australia, and a talk with an HK 
ska band. Defecation covers the bus 
system, getting drunk at a huge rugby 
match, and the editor's band playing a 
show in mainland China (!). Both these 
guys tell good flirt-with-girls, act-crazy, 
get-drunk stories, with the added nov- 
elty (for me) of an exotic locale as the 
backdrop. Recommended. (JM) 
Brendan Sheridan / Amcongen Hong 
Kong / PSC 464 Box 30 / FPO, AP 
96522 

GROPING FOR LUNA #7 / $1 + 2 

stamps 

5 1/2x8- copied - 44 pgs 
I was supposed to review this last 
month, sorry. Computerized and arty 
but still with trash culture like a (his)story 
of Dio and a funny, bitter interview with 
a guy who's ex- some unknown band. 
The park ranger's story of meeting the 
crazy woman was good too. Also pho- 
tos, filler, ads, reviews. This is more for 
grown-up rockers than punks but still 
it's OK. (JM) 
PO Box 953 / Del Mar, CA 92014 

HUMAN GARBAGE DISPOSAL 

#3 / $1 ppd 

5 1/2x8 1/2 -copied- 16 pgs 
An aging Swedish teenager-at-heart 
with his opinionated but enthusiastic 
take on raw rock'n'roll from the past 
and present. This issue he interviews 
Dutch band The Wimps and discusses 
the merits of the "Bloodstains..." reis- 
sues series. Also includes many music, 
zine and book reviews. Brief but enjoy- 
able. (AM) 

Henrik Olausson / Vasagatan 15A / 
261 36 Landskrona / Sweden 

INDEPENDENT ARTS COALmON 

#1 /$2ppd 

8 1/2x11 -copied - 50 pgs 
This is a good, if somewhat predictable 
magazine. Nicely though, the focus 
isn't only on music but politics and 
ideas. It's centered around the Santa 
Rosa, CA area, and includes items on 
Food Not Bombs, capitalism, local 
projects and events, Earth First, the 
Zapatistas, NAFTA and a piece on ecol- 
ogy by Judi Bari. This issue is well done 
and should really appeal to those in the 
area. (JX) 
PO Box 1 5306 /Santa Rosa, CA 95402 

KING CAT #52 / $2 ppd 

5 1/2x81/2- xerox - 44 pages 
It's about time I get to review an issue 
of King Cat. I have seen past reviews of 
John's comic book digest, and often 



reviewers say it's " heartfelt and simple 
to read". Because of this, I imagine 
readers mistaking it for not being seri- 
ous. On the contrary, King Cat is as 
thought provoking as it is a fun read. If 
anything, his style is relevant in the 
sense that he is able to convey his 
ideas effectively. His comics flow easy 
as if you were watching the events as 
they occur; nothing in it is convoluted to 
the point where your stuck at a panel 
trying to figure just what the fuck is 
going on. This issue he evnts that oc- 
cured ten years ago in his life. I read 
through it without feeling like I was 
dealing with some boring diary stuff, 
like so many personal styled zines can 
do to you. Excellent read, as always. 
(CW) 

Spit And A Half / PO Box 8510 / 
Denver, CO 8021 8 

KORESPONDANCES #5 1 /$1 

5 1/2x8 1/2 -copied- 18pgs 
This is a zine put out by the Women's 
Action Coalition of Memphis. This is- 
sue focuses on community: the prob- 
lems that certain communities face, 
what can be done, etc. Includes stuff on 
vegetarianism, maternal deaths, pover- 
ty, chemical pollution, and much more. 
Informative and inspiring. (LB) 
Women's Action Coalition / PO Box 
528037 / Memphis, TN 381 52 

LOOSE SCREWS #9 / $1 ppd 

5 1/2x81/2- copied - 24 pgs 
Inside: Guitar Wolf, Big Bobby and the 
Nightcaps and La Donnas. Also; earth- 
quake news, asshole celebrities, " rate- 
a-record", movie reviews and lies, lies, 
lies. Full of clever quips. (JB) 
985 Providence Sq #129 / Virginia 
Beach, VA 23464 

LOVE & RAGE Vol. 8, #3 / $1 ppd 
8 1/2x11 - newsprint - 1 9 pgs 
This is a another issue of the ever- 
informative anarchist newspaper, with 
information on ARA, anarchist activ- 
ism, women's rights, and many, many 
other issues that are informative and 
forthright without resorting to worn-out 
Profane Ex/sfence-style sloganeering, 
or painfully dry, bland writing a la middle 
school textbooks. It's revolutionary 
zines like this that deserve your sup- 
port and attention. (RD) 
1929 S. 5th St. / Minneapolis, MN 
55454 

MAD MONKS #10 / $2.00 ppd 
6x8- offset - 50 pgs 
Not being familiarwith past issues, this 
came as a nice surprise. Intelligently 
written, neatly designed and loaded 
with sarcasm - and there you have it. 
Includes interviews with Ten Foot Pole, 




Brian and the Teenagers, Urko.W.OR.M., 
and the band that is calling itself the 
Misfits. Reviews and crabby columns fill 
out the rest of the table of contents. Good 
issue. (JH) 

40 Partridge Rd.,Roath/ Cardiff /Wales 
/CF2 30X/UK 

MANUAL RESISTANCE #8 /$1 ppd 

5 1/2x8 1/2 -copied- 24 pgs 
Athought provok- 
ing personal zine 
with some travel 
thrown in forgood 
measure. The 
writing jumps 
around a bit, 
which makes it 
feel like you are 
reading a person- 
al diary. There is 
no pretension in 
the editor's ob- 
servations, he 
doesn't judge, he 
just sees and 
that's pretty cool. 
In this issue: the 
trip to San Fran- 
cisco. Also, some 
proto-feminist 
ramblings and being a wage slave. (JB) 
PO Box 45622/ Kansas City, MO 641 71 

MISSION STATEMENT #Q / $? 

5 1/2x81/2- copied - 1 2 pgs 

This is a great personal zine. It's short and 

I wish there was a lot more because 

everything was so damn good. The girl 

who puts Mission Statement out, Cinna, 

tells stories from her life which are both 

entertaining and real. (LB) 

Lucinda Rinaldo / 202 Drum Hill Rd. / 

Wilton, CT 06897 

MOON LANDING #1 / $2 

8 1/2x11 - printed - 28 pgs 
It's too bad I'm not into noise bands 
'cause these graphics are fabulous - lots 
of full-page photos, great double expo- 
sures - all clearand well-reproduced. While 
the photos are of bands like the VSS 
(great interview) and the Make-Up, most 
interviews and articles in this issue are 
about noise artists, including a Christian 
noise band / label / indoctrinating unit. Is 
there no music scene left in which to 
safely hide? Moon Landing's John clearly 
states that he has no interest in being 
either editor or publisher and is seeking 
interested parties. Someone should snap 
up his offer quick 'cause there's huge 
potential here. (TX) 

John Weise / PO Box 283 / Ballwin, MO 
63022 

MOTION SICKNESS #4 / $2 ppd 

8 1/2x11 - newsprint - 60 pgs 



^FANZINE REVIEWS^ 



Wowwee, what a magazine! SNFU, 
Screw 32, Dillinger 4, Motorhead, 
Aaron Probe, Descendents, The Vola- 
tiles, Bouncing Souls, Swingin' Utters, 
Violent Society and Boris the Sprin- 
kler. Also ads, columns, pictures, re- 
views galore and the word "fuck" more 
times than you can count. (JB) 
622 1 Delmar Blvd #202 rear / St. Lou- 
is, MO 631 30 

MR. POOHEAD #3 / 40p 

(UK), $3 ppd elsewhere 
5 1/2x81/2- copied - 50 pgs 
My kingdom for a zine with no 
Descendants interview! Seri- 
ously, I don't wanna know 
anything else about those 
guys, ever. At all. Oh, the zine, 
well, it has interviews with the 
aforementioned Epitaph all- 
stars, Fur, Goober Patrol, Lu- 
nachicks and Squat. The edi- 
tor seems to be preoccupied 
with interviewing girl bands, 
and says goofy stuff about 
how hot the singers are and 
whatnot. It also has record 
and show reviews, comics, 
and some dumb ad spoofs. 
It's nothing new, but it's not 
bad at all. English people say fuck a lot. 
(JO 

2 Wooten House Stables / 94 Old 
London Road / Patcham, Brighton / 
East Sussex BNI 8YA / England 

MY LETTER TO THE WORLD # 1 4 

/$1 ppd 

5 1/2x81/2- copied - 44 pgs 

A terrific personal zine which deserves 

attention. Must be read carefully and 

slowly. These are not bad things. In this 

issue, she writes mostly about her trip 

to London, but doesn't leave out her 

other adventures. Also an interview 

with Electric Frankenstein, a list of songs 

and record reviews. (JB) 

PO Box 40082 / Berkeley, CA 94704 

NARCOLEPSY PRESS #3 / free + 
stamps 

8 1/2x11 - copied- 22 pgs 
Why am I reviewing this in MRR for 
christ sakes? His review section con- 
sists of an Alice Cooper record, The 
Spice Girls, Jimmy Page and LeAnn 
Rimes (who is apparently "Nashville's 
newest country sweetheart") just to 
name a few. I mean, not to cop an 
attitude, but this really doesn't have 
much to do with punk. The story about 
meeting Alyssa Milano might have been 
interesting if every other sentence 
wasn't reminding the reader about how 
No Doubt are dear friends of his. The 
one thing I did enjoy was the history of 
ska by Princess Kelly, but it didn't really 









make up for the fact that this zine 
sucked. The whole thing just gave off 
the feeling of a rich kid killing time. (JO 
PO Box 1 8624 / Anaheim, CA 9281 7 

NEMESISTER #3 / $2.50 ppd 
5 1/2x81/2- printed - 26 pgs 
This zine/comic is rad. The 
main character in this is a 
female P.I. who works in Los 
Angeles and is working on 
the murder case of a teen- 
age stripper. This is number 
three in a nine part series 
and it is very well written and 
things zip right along. As far 
as the art work goes it has a 
definite Japanese influence 
but with a classic golden age 
comic twist. I'll be looking 
for number four. (RM) 
Cheeky Press / PO Box 97 
/ Culver City, CA 90232 

NOTHING LEFT #4 /$1 

ppd 

8 1/2x11 - newsprint - 36 

pgs 

This is a pleasant little emo/sXe 
punkzine with intelligent writing. There 
are interviews with Texas Is The Rea- 
son, Mid Carson July, and Bedford, but 
the thing about these interviews is that 
they suck you in, leaving you wanting 
more. Also included are introspective 
columns, reviews (and not just of 
records - one is of HeartattaCk!), as 
well as lots of other interesting reading. 
Highly recommended! (RD) 
PO Box 1 073 / Wilkes-Barre, PA 1 9703 

NOTHING LEFT #5 / $1 ppd 

8 1/2 x-1 1 — newsprint - 36 pgs 
This is pretty much the same fare as the 
other issue reviewed, but it manages to 
improve itself by being a bit more de- 
fined. With interviews with Chris Daly 
of Texas Is The Reason (who clears up 
any misconceptions of the breaking up 
of TITR), The Get Up Kids, Sensefield 
and a lot more. There are the ever- 
familiar columns, reviews, etc., but this 
time around they add the occasional 
splash of color to their unbelievably 
perfect layout that just makes this zine 
all the much more enjoyable, if not more 
so visually pleasing. (RD) 
PO Box 1 073 / Wilkes-Barre, PA 1 9703 



PASSIVITY = COMPLIANCE #2 / 

$2 

8 1/2x11 - copied - 24pgs 
Never judge a zine by it's title. I was 
fooled into thinking that this would be an 
analytical political zine, though in reality it 
is mostly a personal/music zine. Lots of 
personal thoughts 
i and interviews with 
IS a J Oke | Soeza, and Bod, and 
a piece on Squirrel 
Bait. Lots of reviews. 
I like song lyric 
quotes, though. (JA) 
Rich Levene / 15 
Sparrow Sq / East- 
leigh, Hants / S050 
9LB / UK 



Fanzine Reviews'^ 




NOWHERE FAST #2 / $1 ppd or 

stamp and trade 
8 1/2x11 - copied - 30 pgs 
Mostly political/personal writing - priv- 
ilege, rent, coffee, etc. Northeast tour 
diary too. The writing is pretty clear and 
straight forward but still entertaining. 
No reviews or ads. I liked it. (JM) 
PO Box 235 / Jericho, VT 05465 



PAULISTANOS 
SUBURBANOS 

#3/ 

12x81/2- copied - 
12 pgs - Portuguese 
This zine has a re- 
view of the DRI show 
in Sao Paulo, plus 
articles on The Ex- 
ploited, The Ramones, Asta Kask and 
Sujeito Abjeto. There are. also plenty of 
contact addresses. And finally the zine 
came with some cool flyers. (HH) 
Marcio / C. Postal 1 364 / Sao Paulo-SP 
/CEP 01059-970 /Brazil 

PEPPERPOT! #2 / $1 ppd 
8 1/2x51/2- copied - 44 pgs 
Yes! What an awesome surprise, an im- 
pressive zine. It's real thick, the way they 
should be. When you pick it up and flip 
though it, you can tell by it's weight and 
small, sensible type that this is a serious 
read, not just something to glance through 
while having a conversation with your 
roommate, or taking a dump. This is some- 
thing to pack along for that long train ride, 
or that alienating wait at the hospital. This 
gem contains an autobiographical story 
about ditching the cosmetic addiction, 
info on veganism (with recipes!), a story 
about traveling in Europe (that seems to 
have been written in 1 970?), rad stories 
of cooking on car engines, in industrial 
machinery and with road flares, a piece on 
herbal cleansing, and a long story about a 
crazy work experience in Alaska, along 
with a touch of quotes and poetry. Who is 
this Kate, who was writing stories for her 
zine years before I was even born? She's 
my new hero. (TT) 

RR6-S 15-C20/ Gibsons, BC/ VON 1V0 
/ Canada 

PUNK PLANET #19/ $2 

8 1/2x11 - newsprint - 1 68 pgs 
PP has come a really long way, so I don't 
know why they keep harping the whole 
PP vs. MRR thing, perpetuating the myth 



that Tim is the overlord of the punk 
scene. Of course, there are similarities 
between the two - columns, reviews, 
interviews, lots of ads, and too much 
coverage of boys. I like that 
PP branches out beyond this. This is- 
sue has a lot of writing on heroin in the 
punk scene (although I found the state- 
ment " It's no different than crack in the 
black community" offensive - c'mon, 
get real!!!). Plus there's writing on 
Who's Emma, being a psychic advisor, 
DIY sex toys and some fiction. There 
are interviews with the Softies, Dillinger 
Four, Trans Megetti, and Troubleman 
Unltd. My main criticism is that for a 
zine that's so young, and accuses 
MRR of being so jaded and "fashion- 
able" - several interviewers (and inter- 
viewees) eithertalkabout how all bands 
suck (except themselves of course) or 
about clothes and hair!! Oh well, this 
one kept me entertained all weekend 
while I was sick in bed. (MD) 
PO Box 464 / Chicago, IL 60690 

RAGE #12/ 2 stamps 
8 1/2x11 - copied - 1 4 pgs 
Group effort by a feminist collective in 
South Dakota (wow!). Dispelling myths 
about Native Americans, witty retorts 
'to sexist assumptions in the computer 
science field, creepy anti- porn testi- 
mony, sexual assaults on women in 
prison, and believe it or not, the poetry 
didn't even put me to sleep! (KW) 
PO Box 2962 / Rapid City, SD 57709 

RATS IN THE HALLWAY #4 / $1 

ppd 

5/12x8 1 /2 - copied - 32 pgs 
A monthly community punk zine from 
Colorado. This issue features lots of 
columns and 2 funny nonsensical com- 
ic strips. Also interviews with: Gut- 
bucket, Paco Garden Records and Fac- 
et. Oh, there is also a long "what punk 
means to me" thingy and lots of band 
pictures. (JB) 

Stefan Wild / 5109 S. Elk Ridge / 
Evergreen; CO 80439 

RELIEF #4 / $2 ppd 

8 1/2x6- copied - 20 - Portuguese 
This Brazilian zine has an article on the 
Tupac Amaru, an interview with Subco- 
mandante Marcos, spokesperson for 
the Zapatistas, plus an interview with 
Fabio of the band Olho Seco. (HH) 
Marcio / CP 1 364 / Sao Paulo-SP / 
CEP 01059-970 /Brazil 



RUNNIN' FEART #2 / $3 

5 1/2x8 1 /2 - offset - 40 pgs 
Very nice layout for this Scottish zine. 
Mostly focusing on Scotland and North- 
ern England, interviews with Newtown 
Grunts, Bloodshot, P.U.S., Raggity 



Anne, and others. Nothing but music 
for this one. (GF) 

27 David Dale Ave. / Stewarton, East 
Ayrshire / Scotland / KA3 3AZ / UK 

SKELETONS IN THE CLOSET #2 

/ 1 stamp or trade 

4 1/2x51/2- copied - 28 pgs 

This turned out to be quite a pleasant 
surprise, as I was expecting yet another 
whiny teenzine. This short, but sweet 
read is devoted to coming clean and 
being honest to yourself and those 
around you by bringing out secrets or 
thoughts that you were afraid to voice, 
hence the title. While taking a drastic 
change in layout (for what I think is the 
better), Liz professes her thoughts on 
straight-edge, rape, sexuality, and oth- 
er various and sundry personal feel- 
ings. This is definitely worth seeking 
out. (RD) 

Liz Glynn / 1 09 Hollis Ave. / Braintree, 
MA 02 184 

SKUNK #4 / $1 .00 

5 1/2x81/2- copied - 24 pgs 
Interview with Switcheroo, reviews, and 
articles on life as a young punk rocker in 
the south. Includes a sad story from a 
girl who sent a punk boy she'd only ever 
talked to over the phone a $250 bus 
ticket so he could go with her to the 
prom. Yeah, you guessed it, he didn't 
show. His name is Curt and I think he's 
from the El Paso area. Hey kids, just 
because you meet someone in the M RR 
classifieds doesn't mean they are cool! 
Be careful out there! (AM) 

Skunk Girl / 1 754 Woodruff Rd #21 1 / 
Greenville, SC 29607 

SMELL OF DEAD FISH #42 / $1 

(ppd?) 

8 1/2x11 - copied - 26 pgs 
This has gotten great reviews in the 
past few MRRs so I don't feel bad 
saying that this issue sucks. Rambling, 
boring, go-nowhere stories, worse po- 
etry, and a few pieces on a local (Pensa- 
cola) shitty rock festival. The things 
about the Klan, capital punishment, and 
Rev. Tilton were OK but otherwise dead 
fish smell better than this. One draft, no 
editing = waste of paper. (JM) 
PO Box 484 / Pensacola, FL 32597 

SO FAR NO GOOD #3 / 4 stamps 
5 1/2 x 8 1/2 - copied - 16 pgs 
This issue has the usual record and 
show review smorgasbord but the add- 
ed bonus is the New Wave slant to the 
layout. The centerfold is New Wave 
fashion tips for girls and guys. There's 
also a "name that New Wave tune" 
contest on each page, which even 
stumped a seasoned Waver like my- 
self. Also stuff about her grandma and 



her wavering (hah) feelings on punk, zin- 
ing, and so-called nonconformity. (KW) 
Katy Action / PO Box 9306 / Cincinnati, 
OH 45209-0306 

SOFT ROE SODOMY #2 / $1 +2 

stamps 

8 1/2x11 -copied- 26 pgs 
Big garish photocopied effort with a short 
but very interesting and informative seri- 
ous article about Pepsi in Bangladesh, 
info on who or what to boycott, a very 
naive pro-Kabila brief, a 1995 interview 
with Anti-Flag, record reviews, an inter- 
view with my least favorite band ever the 
Descendents, an editorial first praising or 
seeming to praise domestic terrorism as 
"the only answer" and then referring to it 
as "wrong, but reality all the same." (?) 
(TD) 

Jim Hollenbaugh / 30 Lebo Rd. / Carlisle, 
PA 17013 

SPLEEN #1 1 / $2.00 
8 1/2x51/2- copied - 32 pgs 
The first thing about poetry, is that if you 
wrote it, then it's probably no good. It may 
have some special meaning to a few 
people, which allows them to overlook 
this basic shortcoming, but for the rest of 
us that's a small consolation. The draw- 
ings and cartoons in this are great, espe- 
cially the ones that I couldn't figure out. 
There should be an award for "Best gra- 
tuitous use of color copying " , if there was 
then this zine would win hands down. 
59% of this is 
actually quite 
good, and more 
or less makes 
up for the rest. 
The second 
thing about po- 
etry, is that 
even if you 
didn't write it, it 
still probably 
sucks. (JW) 
PO Box 30905 
/ Tucson, AZ 
85751 

TAKE SIDES 

#7 / $1 ppd 
5 1/2x8 1/2- 
copied - 38 pgs 
This is your ba- 
sic low key zine. 
It's got tons of 
columns, an in- 
terview with the editor's friend, comics, 
etc. Nothing new here, but it is still sur- 
prisingly enjoyable. It's only a buck and 
it's good summertime brainless reading, 
so get it if you want easy entertainment. 
(LB) 
2872 Wingate / Eugene, OR 97408 



JFANZINE REVIEWS^ 




THE MORE THINGS CHANGE 

#1 /$1 ppd 

8 1/2x51/2- copied - 28 pgs 
An excellent first issue from a young 
man with an acknowledged naive mind- 
set that says, " I can change the world " . 
Crammed with his own writing about 
punk, school, social work, introversion, 
and religion, this zine is very bright, and 
refreshing to a jaded character like me. 
Dave isn't scared to jump forward in 
life, quit high-school for college, and 
then skip college to visit a class of 
autistic children. If you're a frustrated 
punker stuck in high-school, send away 
for this zine to see what is possible. 

cm 

26 La Cona Dr. / Patterson, NY 1 2563 

THE 1996 ZINE YEARBOOK #1 

/ $5 ppd 

8 1/2x11- printed- 116 pgs 
I'm so glad someone's done this! This 
is a recognition, an archiving, a docu- 
mentary of the best bits of DIY publish- 
ing. Instead of just recommending good 
zines with a few glib lines and an ad- 
dress (we here at MRR make it look so 
easy....), the Yearbook reprints favor- 
ite articles, comics and covers found in 
zines from last year. No critiquing, just 
admiration. It's not just the best of the 
best, either. The criteria is publication 
in 1 996 with a circulation under 5000, 
so a lot of zines are featured that you're 
likely to have missed with the huge 
volume of self-publication to 
wade through. The writing, of 
course, is A+ , although some- 
times the typos left me guess- 
ing at the context. And there 
wasn't much diversity in the 
Sex and Relationships sec- 
tion, where most of the arti- 
cles were about non-monog- 
amy. Still I've been reading 
this for a week and only put it 
down to type this out. I can't 
wait for next year. (TX) 
Jen Angel / PO Box 590514 
/ San Francisco, CA 941 59 

THE TOILET PAPERS #2 

/ $0.75 ppd 

5 1/2x8 1/2 -copied -40 pgs 
OK, this thing is a little bi- 
zarre. Mostly comics, which 
are funny and who see to 
improve as the zine gets clos- 
er to the end. My faves in- 
clude: Dinnerwith the Riot Girl and sXe 
Emo-Hardcore Kids. Far and above the 
best one is, Revenge of the Marshmal- 
lows, which features a sneaky vegan 
eating the forbidden snack. Also and 
interview with Cub, assorted ways to 
dine and dash, political commentary, 
Food Not Bombs, stories from jail and 



an extended letter to the editor from a 

guy named Butch. (JB) 

POBox 11114 / Spring, TX 77391- 

11114 

TURNING THE TIDE Vol 10 # 2 / 

$3.95 newstands 

11 x 14 - newsprint - 24 pgs 

This is the journal of ARA, Anti-Racist 

Action. It covers the Zapatistas, the 

case of Geronimo Pratt (and of 

course Mumia), Northern Ireland, the 

CIA crack connection, and it is damn 

dependable. CAR) 

P.A.R.T. / PO Box 1 055 / Culver City, 

CA 90232-1055 

TYPOGRAPUNX #1 /$1 

5 1/2x8 1/2 -copied- 12 pgs 
I was really looking forward to this zine, 
being the font junkie and zine geek that 
I am. Even though the topic is exciting, 
and the fact that some like-minded indi- 
vidual would devote an entire zine to it, 
I felt like Typograpunxwas only a curso- 
ry attempt at a really interesting issue. 
There are good features like type inno- 
vators, an interview with a graphics arts 
zine, and some info on type and other 
related things but like I said, I feel this 
could have been a really indepth and 
great zine, filled with analysis and in- 
sight on typesetting, fonts, and the role 
they play in zines and punk. For being a 
zine about type and 




fonts, she uses the 
same font the en- 
tire way through 
and most of the fea- 
tures are short and 
entry level. As it is 
now, it is good for 
beginners but not 
for hardcore zinest- 
ers and design 
geeks. It didn't live 
up to my expecta- 
tions, but since the 
editor has commit- 
ted herself to 26 
issues (one for 
each letter of the 
alphabet), hopeful- 
ly it will improve. 

(JA) -^^— ^— 

Tracy Pickle / 1 5 

Churchville Rd #1 15-163 / Bel Air, 
Maryland 21014 

UNDER THE VOLCANO #38 / 

$2ppd 

8 1/2x11 - printed - 50 pgs 

Yet another fine installment from these 

folks from NY. In this issue you'll find an 

interview with Lard which is basically 

just Jello talking about the band and 

love or hate his paranoid ass he can be 

pretty funny as this interview shows. 






There's also good interviews with Bark- 
market, Kiss It Goodbye and Marc from 
Johanns Face Records as well as some 
interesting columns and the standard re- 
view sections. One of the better music 
zines going these days. (RM) 
PO Box 236 / Nesconset, NY 1 1 767 

UNDERACHIEVER #1 / $2 ppd 
5 1/2x8 1 /2 - copied - 44 pgs 
A crazy, messy zine done by a Scottish 
guy in Sweden. Interviews with Ex-Cathe- 
dra and a Scottish graffiti artist, columns, 
reviews, a crossword. I never understand 
why zines who slag off Tim and Maximum 
repeatedly are so eager to have their 
zines reviewed in here. Go figure. Any- 
way, there's also lots of reviews and 
music stuff. Kinda silly and drunken feel- 
ing. (MJ) 

Smith c/o Stevenson / Helgagatan 36 
Upp-9 / 1 1 8 58 Stockholm / Sweden 

UNDERDOG ZINE # 20 / $1 or free in 

Chicago 

8 1/2x11 - offset - 54 pgs 

I am not fond of liberals. I mean they are 

often a hell of a lot more responsible than 

most others but there is just something 

about reform that gives me the creeps. 

Underdog relates to the Chicago scene, 

to articulate punks, and gives you the 

feeling that you'll never get a good fight 

out of these people. Topics here include 

Pranks, the Garfield 

Park Conservatory, the 
Mafia, and many oth- 
ers. (AR) 

Underdog Records / 
2206 N.Rockwell St./ 
Chicago, IL 60647- 
3004 



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V. REJECT #13/ $2 

ppd 

7x8 1/2 -copied -28 

pgs 

An above average pub- 
lication, this zine has a 
strong feminist stance 
and a lot to say. My 
favorite part is the in- 
terviews about punk 
history and the current 
state of punk rock with 
Ian MacKaye, Pene- 
lope Houston, Exene, Al Ouint and Calvin 
Johnson. A lot of readers answer the 
question " Is punk dead? " . There's a lot of 
writing on race and gender issues (written 
mostly from a defensive white position), 
zine reviews, genital mutilation and girls 
playing guitar. (MD) 

Anna Sin / PO Box 1040 / La Mesa, CA 
91944-1040 

WEATHERING #1 / $2 ppd 
8 1/2x7 -copied- 24 pgs 



In general, anything put out by the folks 
at Migraine Publishing Corp. is worth 
scoping out, and this is no exception. 
Autobiographical tales of woe and exis- 
tential musing, mainly in the form of 
comics, Al gets his points across very 
well, which I appreciated, but some 
readers may find his work vague and 
pointless (ironic, eh?). If comics about 
the frustrations of finding daily life some- 
what empty are interesting to you, bond 
with this. (TT) 

Migraine / PO Box 2337 / Berkeley, 
CA 94702 

WIGOUT#1 /$? 

5 1/2x81/2- copied - 8 pgs 
Not much to this here zine. The back 
page rant was pretty weak, as was the 
"Chevy Chase: Superstar" piece. And 
a page declaring Dag Nasty " one of the 
most influential hardcore bands " ? Per- 
sonally I thought the Descendents blew 
doors on those clowns. Anyway, be- 
sides these three short pieces there's 
reviews and an interview with Serpico. 
If it's free maybe. (RM) 
Adz Smith / 1 5 Quillings Way, Borro- 
wash, Derby / DE72 3YA / England 

YOU BET YOUR SWEET ASS 
I'M A TURTLE / $4.00 ppd? 
7 x 7 - copied - 28 pgs 
This is the official manifesto/ publish- 
ing wing/ propaganda machine of the 
Naked Cult of Hickey, and goes to 
great length to describe and defend the 
alleged theft of an alleged trumpet from 
the alleged band Voodoo Glow Skulls 
by the triumvirate of triumph, Hickey. 
The entire story is one of human endur- 
ance, the battle of good against evil, full 
of pathos and drama, and a few yuks at 
the expense of VGS's "crew" of "ho- 
mies," dispatched to antagonize and 
possibly injure our heroes. The zine 
accompanies a 7" record, one side of 
which features an example of Hickey's 
music, the other several taped phone 
messages from the aforementioned 
crew. Laughs galore, and a benefit for 
San Francisco AIDS foundation to boot 
(AM) 

Probe Records / PO Box 5068 / Pleas- 
anton, CA 94566 

ZINE WORLD #3 / $3.50 ppd 
5 1/2x8 1/2 -printed -58 pgs 
Tons and tons of zine reviews. A lot of 
work is put into this publication and out 
comes very detailed reviews — much 
better than any of us reviewers do here 
at MRR. If you're a hardcore zine dude 
wanting to know the real deal on many, 
many zines, this is for you. (LB) 
924 Valencia St. #203 / San Fran- 
cisco, CA94146 



BLITZ #1/50 cents + stamp 
Interviews with the Bus Station Loon- 
ies, and Reinforce. Reviews and col- 
umns, not much more. 
PO Box 1218 / Manteo, NC 27954 

BOMBSHELL #2 / $1 

Lots of reviews, Ska Blazers, differ- 
ent kinds of shits (again!?!?), not much 
else. It's that punk/ska crossover 
thing. 

James / 1 4 Palm Lane / Lebanon, PA 
17042 

CLONES #10/ free/a stamp 

Personal job/relationship stuff + the 

Twilight Zone movie. A little on punk 

rock and horror movies. Good but 

too short. 

Marc / PO Box 39 / Keene, NH 

03431 

DAY OLD DONUTS #10/1 

stamp 

Stuff about MTV. 

103 York St. / Poultney, UT 05764 

DIVERSITY IS STRENGTH #2 / 

$? 

5 1/2x81/2- copied - 50 pgs 
Interviews with Sad Society, Apoca- 
lypse Babys, Game Over, Scatha, 
etc. Record reviews, show reviews, 
etc. 

7/4 Birnies Court / Edinburgh / EH4 
4SJ / UK 

FALSE SENSE #1 / free +2 

stamps 

An interview with Three Minute Hero. 

1 600 Woodthorne PI. / Greensboro, 

NC 27407 

FRUITCAKE #5 / 1 stamp ppd. 
Very mediocre high school punk zine 
with personal writing. Some reviews 
and comics. 

Robb Watson / 1 383 A Dana Dr. / 
Oxford, OH 45056 

HOOFSIP #33 / $2 ppd 

Less than Jake, New Bomb Turks, 

comics, reviews, a rad piece on the 

"Dark side of the moon / Wizard of 

Oz" connection. 

3505 Lakewood Dr. / Waterford, Ml 

48329 

MYSTERY MEAT #4 / $2 ppd or 

trade 

Mediocre interviews with The Van- 
dals, Wet-Nap, Guttermouth, and 
more, with assorted rants, stories, 
and opinions, as well. 



MORE LISTINGS 



PO Box 1 1 8 2680 Quadra St. / Victo- 
ria, BC / V8T 4E4 / Canada 

NEUS SUBJER #3-9 / a stamp 
Reminiscent of psychosis induced by 
very small 
type and too 
much punk| 
rock. Wor- 
thy. 

4056 Cros- 
ley Ave / 
Norwood, 
OH 4521 2 

ONE OFF 

#1 / $2.00 
ppd 

Interviews 
with The Ra- 
d i a t o r s , 
Stagnation, 
andStriknien 
D.C. Re- 
views, and 
writings as 
well. 

PO Box 
5468 / 

Crumlin / 
Dublin 12 / 
Ireland 

PARANOY#16/$1 

Poetic lamentations about college age 

romance going bad. Some things are 

better kept to yourself. 

1477 Leonard St. / St. Peter, MN 

56082 

PROFANE EXISTENCE #31 / $2 

Demolished NYC squat, a Q&A about 
squats, the new alliance between the 
punks and the Black Panther Party (!), 
interview with Detestation and the usu- 
al anti-authoritarian columns, articles, 
letters, and reviews that you all live for. 
PO Box 8722 / Minneapolis, MN 55408 

PROFANE EXISTENCE #32 / $2 

ppd 

Chaos days, Zapatista Solidarity En- 
campment, squatters in Belgium, Aus- 
tralian punk bands, reviews, scene re- 
ports. 
PO Box 8722 / Minneapolis, MN 55408 

SCHISM # 5 $1 .00 + 3 stamps 
Personal writing and observations by a 
bunch of High School kids, and an 
interview with a band that's neverplayed 
anywhere. Pretty good for what it is. 
1 870 Crestwood Lane / Muskegon, Ml 
49441 




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SCHISM #6/ $1.75 ppd 
Rants about topical subjects and em- 
barrassing artwork. 
1 870 Crestwood Lane / Muskegon, 
Ml 49441 

SHOELACE / 

#10/ $1.75 ppd 
Show reviews, 
interviews, col- 
umns... 

PO Box 7952 / 
W. Trenton, NJ 
08628 

SO FAR NO 
GOOD #2/4 
stamps 

Almost all of the 
content of this 
issue is slightly 
drunken show re- 
views with the 
band the Slobs 
as reoccurring 
characters. 
Some music re- 
views and a cou- 
ple of less than 
exciting road trip 
stories. 
Katy Action / 

PO Box 9306 /Cincinnati, OH 45209- 

0306 

SUSPECT DEVICE #1 / $3 

Interviews with Ben Weasel, Air- 
bomb, Rhythm Collision, and the 
Devices. Lots of record and zine 
reviews. 

PO Box 295 / Southampton / 501 7 
ILW / UK 

VERAKRANT#13, 14/? 
#13 has movie reviews, Hazel, and 
Yo La Tengo. 14 has Dead Moon, 
Cosmic Warriors, other bands soon 
playing at the Vera Club. Yes, it looks 
pretty. In Dutch. 

Vera / Oosterstraat 44 971 1 / NV 
Groningen / Holland 

VEIW #3 / free 

A hardcore, punk, graffiti, ska zine. 

Oh yeah an article about Star Wars 

too. 

PO Box 530722 / Livonia, Ml 481 53- 

0722 

VISION ON #12/$? 

Interviews with the Descendents, 
Ben Weasel, and NY Loose. 
27 Springback Croft / Holmfirth / W 
Yorks / HD7 1 LW / England 




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00 White Collar Criminals (Demolition Derby) 
Their classic 1st 7" reissued 4-songs 
4.00 This Is The Crimimal Element (Demo Derby) 
Brand New 4-covers inc. Saints & Sex Pistols 



KILLER KLOWN 10" 

8.25 Italian Garage Punk Sex Maniacs! Full I-ength 

U.S. Bombs-new 7" 

3.75 Kill Me Good (Beer City) 1st 7" in years! 

JAKKPOT-new 7" 

3.50 Hit Or Miss (Am Punk)The sledgehammer over 
the head force continues w/ a999/Monkees B-side 
on clear vinyl. Their 1st 3 singles 3.50 each 



BINGO 

5.00 "We're Gonna Kill Your Family" Killer debut 7' 
from this great Italian band. LAst copies... 

THEE STP 

5.00 Johnny Danger 7" .Another great Italian debut 7 
'77 Punk meets The Kamones 



Tons more cool shit available! Many titles too limited 
to advertise. Send Stamp or $1 for full catalog 
Shipping Per Oder U.S.: 1st class $3, 4th class $1 .50 
Foreign please write first or check old cat logs. 

Money Order/Cash/Check Payable to: 
LTNDERGROUND MEDICINE 
P.O. BOX 5075 
MILFORD. CT 06460-1475 

Fax (203) 937-4585 PH (203)932-0070 

email UMedpunkrS)aol.com 



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SERIOUS TAPE TRADERS- I have a 
list of my 600+ entry collection that I am 
interestined in trading high quality 
dubbed tapes of; for non-US (import 
here) punk/emo/hardcore. Anyone with 
an organized list that would like to 
trade, please send a letter and your list 
for mine. Particular^ interested in UK 
and Australian bands but will trade 
worldwide if you can deal with english- 
only communication. My collection/in- 
terest is mainly melodic/pop/garage 
punk & hardcore but includes a little 
from all genres covered within punk mu- 
sic. My list is computer generated in al- 
phabetical order and includes the label 
and brief discription. Write me at : Trad- 
er Chris/ 21 Weybridge Ct./ Edwards- 
ville, IL 62025/ USA 



WORLD-WIDE PUNK ROCK for sale. 
2000 items 7"/12"/Albums. I've got 
megarare stuff as well as usual stuff. 
Also got indie/mod/powerpop records. 
The list is full of Killed by Death, Back 
to Front, Bloodstains stuff like: Anar- 
chy, Briard, Shit Dogs, Rattus, Eat, Bas- 
tards (Finland, Italy; Switzerland), Vic- 
tims, Razar, Glueams, Fresh Color, Filth, 
Kriminella Gitarrer, Paraf , Stalin, Fric- 
tion, Liket Lever, Guilty Razors. Trades 
welcome! Send 3 IRC's or $ 2 for com- 
plete list to Ingo Eitelbach, P.O. Box 
1319, 23833 Bad Oldesloe, Germany, Fax 
+49 453167733 (Tel 67438), E-Mail 
101603.2202@compuserve.com 



TRADING/SELLING 1,400 punk/hard- 
core 7"s/12"s (1976-87) including 
Germs, Kids, Lama, DOA, Ebbagron, 
TNT, X, Necros, GI, Glueams, Rudekids, 
Starshooter, Sado-N, Rousers, Bitch- 
boys, Cramps, Glo, Briard, Attentat, Ex, 
KSMB, Kraut, Goteborgnd, N. Ameri- 
can/international - trades welcome! 
(714) 840-7373. Robert/ 17901 Denvale 
Cir./ Huntington Beach, CA 92649 USA. 
My wants: Absentees, Tapeworm, 
Cringe, Rejects, Meatybuys, Nothing, 
Peerpressure, Trend, Opus, Noise, Red- 
squares, Rondus/Railbirds, Electrochoc, 
Cardiakids, Frontpage, Dirtshit, Knots, 
Anorexia. 



FOR TRADE (All originals, No 
bullshit!); Maggots;Tammy Wynette 7", 
The Eat: God Punishes The Eat 7", Xtra- 
verts: Blank Gen 7", Baloney Heads: I'm 
A Drunk 7", Freeze: Tourists 7" Check- 
mate: Only 7", Panics: Wanna Kill My 
Mom 7", Breakouts: All We 7", Stalin: 
Stali~ism 7", Nabat: Laida Bologna 7", 
The Dogs: Slash Your Face 7", Ed Nasty 
& The Dopeds 7" etc tons more all 
around the world!!! We trade or 
sell.(Massive catalogue for $2 / 3 x IRC) 
Write.call or send fax/email to: A.A.R. 
c/o Jukka W-M. Sateri, PO Box 174 
FIN-11101 Riihimaki, Finland, tel/fax 
+ +358 19 721328,tel + +358 40 5481267, 
email jukka.sateri@aar.inet.fi 



HEY PUNK! Get the first Refuse 7" en- 
titled "Trail of Destruction" for only $3 
ppd. Cash only. No rip-off. Refuse/2838 
Quail Oak/ San Antonio, TX 78232 



POOR DUMB BASTARDS 14 song cd. 
Booze driven sleaze to please from Tex- 
as's reigning kings of trash punk. $10 ppd 
U.S., $12 world. Cash, check, money or- 
der to Robert Walters, P.O. Box 474, Bay- 
town, Texas 77522-0474. 



WANTED (Original 1st pressings only); 
Nubs: I Dont Need 7"(wp $100),Hollywood 
Squares: Hillside Strangler 7"(wp 
$150), Freestone: Bummer Bitch 7"(wp 
$150), Tapeworm: Break My Face (wp 
$150), Hugh Beaumont Experience: Cone 
Johnson 7 "(wp $250), Count Vertigo: X Pa- 
triots 7" (wp $100), Arson: White Folks 7" 
(wp $100), Spys: Underground 7" (wp 
$100), Village Pistols: Big Money 7" (wp 
$200), Eat: Communist Radio 7" (wp $200), 
Fresh Color: Dance Around 12" (wp $100), 
Child Molesters: Wholesale Murder 7" (wp 
$200) etc 70 s & early 80's punkrock ob- 
scurities from all around the world! ! ! We 
buy or trade so write.call or send fax/email 
to: A.A.R. c/o Jukka W-M. Sateri, PO Box 
174, FIN- 11101 Riihimaki, Finland, tel/fax 
+ +358 19 721328,tel + +358 40 5481267, 
email jukka.sateri@aar.inet.fi 



FOR TRADE (All Originals, No Bullshit! ! !. 
Bastards: Impossibilities 7", Dogs: Char- 
lie 7", -ittageisen: Hardcore 7", Sillykill- 
ers 7", Agent Orange: Bloodstains 7", Filth: 
Hate 7", Mass Media: Das Jazz 7", Ideals: 
High Art 7", Fresh Color: Source 7", Acci- 
dent: Kill The Bee Gees 7", Star Club: Go 
To Hell 7" & Wakaki Ansatsusha 7" etc etc 
tons more all around the world! ! ! We trade 
or sell. (Massive catalogue for $2 or 3xIRC) 
Write.call or send fax/email to: A.A.R. c/o 
Jukka W-M. Sateri, PO Box 174, FIN- 
11101 Riihimaki, Finland, tel/fax + +358 
19 721328, tel + +358 40 5481267, email 
jukka.sateri@aar.inet.fi 



MEGARARE Finnish Punkrock Obscuri- 
ties for Sale or Trade,like; Destroy: Sano- 
ja 7", Rattus: Khomeini Rock 7", Stalin: 
Chaos 7", Neuroosi: Rock Against Seija 
Isonsaari 7"(RaIest european punk sin- 
gle! ! !), Kasvain: Onko Suomi Usattunut 7", 
Nauta: Onko Suomi Vapaa Maa 7", 000: 
Oodeja Simasuille 7" & LP.Taavi & Ryt- 
miryhma: Aanilevyko 7", Systeemi: Punk 
Nuorisoo 7" etc... available all early 
finnpunk wonders so check our wants ad 
and offer trade (prefer) or send serious 
money offers! ! ! ! ! (Massive catalogue for 
$2 or 3x IRC) Write, call or send fax/email 
to: A.A.R. c/o Jukka W-M. Sateri, PO Box 
174, FIN-11101 Riihimaki, Finland, tel/fax 
+ +358 19 721328,tel + +358 40 5481267, 
email jukka.sateri@aar.inet.fi 



VIDEOS: over 1000 show. GG, Murder 
Junkies,' Dwarves, Fear, Antiseen, 
Screech-ing Weasel, Queers, RAncid, Op 
Ivy, Germs, Pennywise, Trashwomen, Bad 
Religon 96, Conflicy, Monster Magnet, 
NOFX, Beasties, Mummies, Misfits, Luna- 
chicks, Insaints, Pistols, Buttholes, Primus, 
Dead Boys, DKs, Ramones 96, Rollins, Cir- 
cle Jerks, Dickies, Social D, Exploited, 7 
Year Bitch and many, many more. Write 
Merle Allin, 214 E.24th St. #5B, NY,NY 
10010. Call (212)889-8334. $1 for 40 pg 
catalog. 



VIDEOS - PAL (UK ETC) & NTSC 
(USA etc), trade/sale. Thousands of 
shows/promos/tv clips. Stuff like Pro- 
paganda, Business, Screeching Weasel, 
Zounds, Exploited, Poison Idea, DK's, 
Blitz, Queers, Conflict, Schwartzeneg- 
gar, GG, Dickies, Descendents, Opera- 
tion Ivy, Guns n Wankers, Misfits, Sub- 
humans, Snuff, Gin Goblins. SAE (UK), 
2IRC's (overseas) or decent trade list: 
Dave, 50a Great King St., Edinburgh, 
Scotland. E-mail: gingoblin @ easynet. 
co.uk 



HAWAIIAN ITEMS available: Grape- 
fruit cd, Power Pellets 7", Raymonds 7", 
catalogs tape, Unit 101 tape, Grapefruit 
7", and more; plus shirts, buttons, stick- 
ers, zines, exclusive live recordings and 
posters from Hawaii. Please write to us 
for more info or a catalog. We love re- 
turn envelopes w/stamps... .Hawaiian 
Express, POB 777 Byron, CA 94514/ 
HWNEXP @ AOL. COM 



GG ALLIN: Largest catalog in the 
world. Get the real deal. Don't settle for 
shit qual-ity and long wating. Included 
are videos from 1981-1993, best copies 
anywhere and many masters, GG CDs, 
cassettes, rare singles, GG Doll, head- 
stone poster, many different t-shirts, 
prints from original art-work and new 
Murder Junkie releases and more. Fast- 
est service for years. Call if you have any 
questions. Write Merle Allin/2 14 E.24th 
St. #5B, NY,NY 10010. Call (212)889- 
8334. $1 for large GG Catalog. 



THE OUTHOUSE in Lawrence Kansas! 
I'm making a documentary of this his- 
torical landmark. I'm looking for video 
tapes of old shows and new shows. If 
you have played there or have a story to 
tell let me know about it! Heath Alien, 
522 S. William St., Columbia, MO 65201, 
(573) 449-5417 write for a price list of 
shows and the documentary. 



VIDEOS: Over 1000 shows. All, Adoles- 
cents, Adicts, Bad Brains, Bikini Kill, 
Black Flag, Burn, N. Cave, Chaos UK, 
Circle Jerks, Cows, Cromags, Damned, 
Dayglos, Descendents, Dickies, En- 
tombed, Exploited, Eye Hate God, Flip- 
per, Fugazi, GBH, SJ Hawkins, Hole, 
Jawbox, KMFDM, Hyenas, Leeway, 
Lyres, Madball, Marilyn Manson, Meat- 
men, Mighty Bosstones and many, many 
more. $1 for 40 page list. Write Merle 
Allin, 214 E.24th St. #5B, NY, NY 10010 
Call (212)889-8334. Quickest service 
anywhere. 



BASSIST AVAILABLE! Skrawny, tat- 
tooed, 23 & moving to NYC. Into every- 
thing! Pop/heavy punk, rockabilly, ska, 
etc. CJ, 5651 Broadview Rd. #D-7, Par- 
ma, OH 44134 (216)749-6766 



RARE BRITISH PUNK/OI!/H.C. Set- 
sale. 1800+ items, Abrasive Wheels - 
Zounds. Want-list service. Please send 
IRC for catalouge: Elista, 157 Common 
Rise, Hitchin, Herts., SG4 0HS, En- 
gland. Tel/fax: (01462) 433089. 



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TRAVELING BANDS the SO B. wants 
you! If you are going to be traveling 
through Ohio and want a place to play, 
contact us. We are a new club so we can't 
offer guarantees. What we offer is a place 
to play, food, and lodging. Contact us at 
(513) 241-1430 and send demos to: S.O.B./ 
1815 John St./ Cincinnati, Ohio 45214. e- 
niail us at chevron@fuse.net 



H)ATA RECORDS, the old-school punk 
Imailorder specialists, are now on the in- 
ternet! Our full catalog of new and rare 
Ivinyl and cds can be found at http://our- 
[vvorld. CompuServe. com/homepages/ 
|sarah_harris/ There's a free prize draw 
■too! 



JOIN THE SE(C)T. "$jab!" the debut cd- 
demo by the insufferable Bloodfish. Over 
2 1 minutes of blistering existential abra- 
sion! "Indy - Pentance" special only $6 
cash to: Bryan Mehr c/o Crakt Disc/ 448 
S. 500 E. #C/ Salt Lick City, Utah 84102 



GG ALLIN: Funeral Video. This 90 min. 
video contains GG's wake, funeral and 
head stone memorial. The rock and roll 
terrorist is laid to rest for this ultimate 
hellride taken .from the original master 
tape. Don't settle for shit quality from 
anyone else. The most outrageous funer- 
al ever. Send $30 US, add $5 overseas. 
Money orders only. Write Merle Allin, 214 
E.24th St. #5B, NY.NY 10010. Call 
(212)889-8334. $1 for large GG Catalog. 



FOR TRADE...STALIN - Dendoukokeshi 
flexi; Stalin - Stalinism 7"ep; Comes - No 
Side Ip; Lip Cream - Lonely Rock 7"ep; 
Lip Cream- Night Rider more than Fight" 
7"ep; Confuse - Flexi 7 "ep; Shuffle - flexi 
7"ep; V.A. - Oi! of Japan lp (original); V.A. 
- Japanese Movement 12"ep; Gism, 
Gauze, Zouo, Cobra, Gai, Kuro and many 
more Japanese stuff!! Please send me 
your want/trade/sale list and offer! I 
want to trade with you. I want to buy your 
sale stuff. I'm looking for rare world 
punk/hc (77-84). Write to: Yoshiaki Na- 
gano/ 3-29-5 - 103, Daita/ Setagaya-Ku, 
Tokyo 155, Japan 



WANTED- THE QUEERS EPs "Love 
Me", "Kicked Out...", "Too Dumb..." orig. 
Doheny 7", "Shout at..." 12" & imports. 
Will buy or trade for Queers' "Rocket to 
Russia" or other. Selling, send $4 for cas- 
sette copy of both "Rocket" & orig. 
"Grow Up". Send tel.# Darren P, 247 
Newbury St. Box 3R, Boston, MA 02116. 



BOOTLEGS $5 EACH: Smashing Pump- 
kins "Do the Riot Thing", Jesus + Mary 
Chain "Lollapalloza 92", NoFX "London 
9 4", Pavement "Stray Slack", Offspring 
Dallas 94", Pavement "Red Asphalt", 
-Sonic Youth "Central Park, July 4/92", 
N oFX and Bad Religion, Frank Blank "2/ 
22/91", Pixies 4/14/88, Pixies "Chicago 
8 /10/89", Velvet Underground "Max's 
1970", Velvet Underground 3/15/89. 
Please enclose $1 shipping and handling, 
willing to trade for other bootlegs. Ryan 
Williamson/ 4822A Varsity Drive N.W./ 
Cal gary, Alberta Canada f 3A1A3 



"SAYIN" BYE, BYE to Label Slavery" 32 
song, 15 band, punk rock compilation cd. 
Featuring: Bomb Squadron, Youth Gone 
Mad, Banner of Hope & more. $5.00 (post- 
age paid). Payable to Cedric Crouch c/o 
Spine Punch Distro/ 46 Oberholtzer Rd./ 
Bechtelsville, PA 19505 



POOR DUMB BASTARDS 14 song cd 
Booze driven slease to please from Tex- 
as's reigning kings of trash punk. $10 ppd 
(u.s.), $12 (world). Cash, check, money or- 
der to Robert Walters, P.O.Box 474, Bay- 
town, Texas 77522-0474. 



SERIOUS TAPE TRADERS- I have a list 
of my 700+ entry collection that I am in- 
terest-ed in trading good sounding dubbed 
tapes of; for non- U.S. punk/emo/hardcore. 
Anyone with an organized list that would 
like to trade, please send a letter and your 
list for mine. Particularly interested in UK 
and Australian bands but will trade world- 
wide if you can deal with english-only 
commun-ication. My collection/interest is 
mainly melodic/pop/garage punk & hard- 
core but includes a little from all genres 
covered within punk music. My list is com- 
puter generated in alphabetical order and 
again I'm looking for good quality dubbs. 
If interested write me at: Trader Chris/ 21 
Weybridge Ct./Edwardsville, IN 62025/ 
USA 



"HEPPED UP ON Goofballs", the new 
Piss Shivers cd is out now! 8 punk rock- 
ing gems for a mere $5.00 (ppd). Includes 
the hits: "Anarchy Baby" & "Nice Shoes, 
Let's Fuck". Payable to: Cedric Crouch/ 
46 Oberholtzer Rd./ Bechtelsville, PA 
19505 



BAND PHOTOS, PICS WANTED: Need 
early photos, pictures, interveiws, flyers, 
videos, etc. from Deep Wound, Negative 
FX, Siege, Impact Unit, CFA, Desecration 
(Arizona HC via 86), Death 
Sentance(Austr-ian HC via 85), pre 1987 
material from Hell-hammer, Celtic Frost, 
Sodom, Destruction. Write with what you 
have. I will buy/trade. Sergio M./427 Je- 
mez Rd./Santa Fe, NM 87501/USA 



GOLDENROD has records from: The 
Crimson Curse, Boilermaker, Spanakorzo, 
Deerheart, Dodgeball, Faction, 100 Watt 
Halo, Cars Get Crushed, Servotron, J 
Church, Tanner, Supernova, Hemlock, etc. 
Free Catalogs. P.O. Box 81164, San Diego, 
CA 92138. 



SPINE PUNCH DISTROBUTION presents 
the best in PA punk rock, featuring 7"s and 
CDs from: The Piss Shivers, Christian Sci- 
ence A.D., Bomb Squadron and many oth- 
ers. Write for a free catalog. Spine Punch 
Distro, 46 Oberholzer Rd., Bechtelsville, 
PA 19505 



CRIMSON CURSE- their new 12" is out, 
with members of Locust, Contatine San- 
kahi, Guyver One, Swing Kids. Silk- 
screened vinyl, $7 ppd US, $8 Canada, $10 
elsewhere. Cash/checks to Goldenrod. 
Send to PO Box 81164/San Diego, CA 
92138 



RARE PUNK RECORDS from greats 
such as: Vice Squad, The Misfits, Crass, 
Special Duties, Adicts, The Dickies, Flux 
of Pink Indians, and thousands morefo 
inexpen. Also a huge selection of shirts, 
patches, stickers, buttons, cds and more. 
The biggest and best punk rock 
mailorder catalog in the world. 45 pag- 
es. Send $1 for catalog to: Dr. Strange 
Records, PO Box 7000-117, Alta Loma, 
CA 91701. 



NEW ON DR. STRANGE RECORDS: 

Zoinks! lp/cd "Well & Good", The Freeze 
cd "Token Bones", The Feds cd "Chica- 
go Bureau", Rhythm Collision cd "Col- 
lision Course" and more, send $1 for big 
catalog and free sticker. Hey, watch for 
the Dr. Strange store opening this 
month! Records, bondage pants, creep- 
ers, studded belts and a hell of a lot more. 
Dr. Strange Records, PO Box 7000-117, 
Alta Loma, CA 91701 



SERIOUS COLLECTORS of punk, 
wave, garage, underground 1975-85, 
Stoopid Records now open 6546 Holly- 
wood Blvd. #212, Hollywood, Ca 90028. 
12:00-8:00 mon-sat. Bring trade. Call for 
mailorder 213-467-6990 or send detailed 
wants. 



DOMINATRDC-RIOT GRRRL band from 
Brazil put out their first CD with 1 1 an- 
gry tracks to shoot your ass boy! Emo- 
tional lyrics based on female struggle for 
equality and great catchy melodies! The 
CD costs U$ 10 ppd and we have angry 
wimen defense t-shirts for U$ 8 ppd. 
Teenager in a Box-Caixa Postal 205 - Sao 
Paulo - SP - Cep 01059970-Brazil. Need 
Distrobution around the world! 



DANCE OF DAYS is an emotional hard- 
core band from Brazil who have just put 
out their first CD "6 First Hits" (only U$ 
8 ppd). We would like to be on compila- 
tions too or maybe share some 7 "Eps 
with cool bands. If you have a zine and 
would like a copy for a review, just send 
us a copy and we'll send you our CD. 
We've the ex-singer of Personal Choice 
plus members of Safari Hamburgers, 
Againe and Small Talk. Thanks. Teen- 
ager in a Box - Caixa Postal 205 - Sao 
Paulo - SP -Cep 01059970-Brazil 



PUNK 7" WANTED: Xpress: "Junked 
Up Judy"; Lama: "Totuus Ioy Tyy"; Fast 
Cars: "The Kids Just Wanna Dance"; 
Seventeen: "Don't Let Go"; Wild Boys; 
Sema 4, etc. BTF Band 7". Send list to 
Keita Ochiai/14-7 Koyama, 1 Chome/Hi- 
gashikureme-Shi, Tokyo/Japan #203 



SOA RECORDS RELEASES INCLUDE Assuck 

Growing Concern, Obtrude, Disrupt, Ag- 
athocles, Concrete, Man is the Bastard, 
Bloodsucking Freaks, Ten Yard Fight, 
Society of Jesus, Nagant 1895, Grind + 
sXe compilations. Over 35 records in 6 
years. Send $1 for our catalogue. If you're 
a serious distributor or a label that wants 
to trade, get in touch! Paolo Petralia, Via 
Oderisis da Gubbie, 67 / 69, 00146 Roma, 
Italy. 



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ANARCHO PUNK and hardcore vinyl 
for sale. Hundreds of items (many rare) 
from the 80s and 90's, including 7"s etc 
from Crass/Mortarhate/Bluurg records. 
Send $1.00 for complete listing to 
George Curran, 43 The Cairns, Beaubec, 
Dublin Rd., Drogheda, Co. Louth, Ire- 
land 



llNDECISION live shows on video want- 
led!!! HC band from Brooklyn. I will 
Itrade from my bootleg library, please 
Isend list of what shows you have, date/ 
Iplace. Send lists to: PO Box 09-581, 
iBrooklyn, New York 11209 



WANTED: CLASH, RANCID, OP IVY 

bootlegs, rare items, Clash t-shirts, etc. 
If you have nothing to trade, write any- 
way. I'm tired of paying $8 an LP so let's 
tape each other's albums. This is a great 
way of getting cool music. I'm very open, 
mbut mostly like '77 punk, old'school 
ska/punk, funk, Alvin n' the Chipmunks, 
cheesy 80 's metal, any music you think 
is phenomenal. Chris, 3 Webster PI 
Newtown CT 06470. 



ILOUD, PROUD & PUNK RECS is 

■searching for mailorders, shops and dis- 
Itro-services in the whole world, who wil 
■distribute our Vinyl releases. We re- 
leased stuff by the Aheads, the Razors, 
iJack & The Rippers and others, as you 
■see some real European punk 
■classics! Get in contact: Stefan Barke 
lAuf der Burg 1, 37197 Hattorf, 
■Germany: Fax ++49 5521 4756. 



MORE THAN 1000 RARE (and usual) 
Punk/HC records to sell. Lots of old stuff 
from 70's, early 80's. Many Back-to- 
Front, Killed-By-Death and Bloodstains 
titles. Get this huge list for $3 or 2 IRCs 
(overseas) / $2 or 1 IRC (Europe). You 
can also send your wantlists! Stefan 
Barke, Auf der Burg 1, 37197 Hattorf, 
Germany. 



IKILL THE HIPPIES! Punk rock, Fah Q. 
iPogo in a puddle of vomit, anarchy, punk 
■rock from Ohio. So punk, they eat safe- 
Ity pins for breakfast. Their super-dup- 
ler 60 minute Greatest Hits tape has all 
■the classics plus rare unrealeased mate- 
rial. Now Available through Retard Riot 
productions, You too can own this fan- 
Itastic cassette for the incredibly low 
Iprice of just $4 ppd!! Other countries 
■please include an extra buck or two. So 
I act now and send for your Kill the Hip- 
pies tape today! If you don't, you're a 
Jdork! Oh, & MRR said (in a good review, 
■imagine that) "They're like Crass. " Noah 
■ Lyon, 67 Barclay Rd, Clintondale 
INY 12515. 



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PUNK INVASION! Vol. IX - A forty sev- 
en band punk az fuk compilation with a 
full color cover! The list of great punk rock 
bands on this is endless! Y ou get to hear 
The Casualities, Public Nuisance, 
The Rickets, Braindance, Spitboy, Los 
Crudos, Insaints, Final Warning, Aus Rot- 
ten, Violent Society, Icons of Filth, Red 
Flag 77, The Nimrods, Cocknoose, Filth- 
kick, and tons more hardcore punk and Oi! 
bands from around the globe. Ninety 
minute of great punk. A load of good bands 
from UK, France, Sweden, etc. Now avail- 
able from Retard Riot Productions. Only 
$5ppd (sorry, US orders only). Noah Lyon, 
67 Barclay Rd, Clintondale NY 12515. 
(Write for info on Vol 1-11). 



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old Italian 



» ^*l, Hope & Glory, Contrazione Split 
& LP, Negazione "Nightmare", Power- 
skins, Tampax. Paolo Petralia, Via 
Oderisis da Gubbie, 67 / 69, 00146 Roma 
Italy. 



RARE AND OUT-OF-PRINT records 
wanted. I will pay Top Dollar to anyone 
who is thinking of selling. Please send me 
your lists, and description of condition., I 
am interested in anything you have. I'm 
interested in Fartz, Shitlickers, DRI, Anti 
Climax, Septic Death, Stalin, MDC, 
Southern Death Cult, Bags, Weirdos, 
Germs, ect., ect. ect. Send your lists to me 
at: Krispyn Joelyay, 3114 School St., Des 
Moines Iowa, 50311. 



Atom And His Package live video from 
Philadelphia on 6/27/97. Two hours of 
punishing hardcore fury. Well shot, first 
generational VHS tape. Fast service no 
ripoffs. Only $15 North America/$20 
world to: Joseph, 3687 Calumet St Phil- 
adelphia, PA 19129-1749 



REMEMBER THE CROWD? They 
influenced everyone from TSOL and 
Adolescents on down but never got 
the credit. I'm build-ing their web 
page and need your help to fill in the 
blanks (history, discography, bands, 
bios, etc.) Band photo GIF files would 
be exceptionally cool. I'll give you 
credit for anything you send! URL: 
http://www.geocities.com/Sunset- 
Strip/Club/9953 or send to 7140 
Shelter Creek, San Bruno, CA 94066. 
Help give The Crowd the recognition 
they never got. 



NO COMMENT "Downsided" 7", 
clear vinyl, for sale to highest bidder. 
Minimum bid is $20, and bidding is 
open until one month after this issue 
comes out. Write to: Jim Hutchinson, 
368 Walnut St., Shrewsbury, MA 
01545 



RECORDS STILL LEFT, but going 
fast! Crust, grind, punk, power vio- 
lence, and more. Send a stamp for list. 
Large selection at low prices, and I'll 
even trade for cd's by Nurse With 
Wound. Current 93 and more. Write 
to: Jim Hutchinson, 368 Walnut St., 
Shrewsbury, MA 01545 



SLEEP!! I WILL BUY anything you 
have by Sleep. Yes the Sleep from the 
SF Bay area. Tapes, CDs, vinyl, Sleep 
'Dope Smoker' T-shirt! Please call or 
write: Melissa (248) 360-7998. 7145 
Roundhill Dr. Apt. B2/ Waterf ord, MI 
48327 



UP AGAINST SECOND 7" out now $4 

ppd., still available Up Against "War 
Will Never End" 7" $4 ppd or get both 
for $7 ppd. . Other stuff available: Dis- 
sucks, Abuso Sonoro, Primitiv Bunko, 
Candira, Divided We Fall, Diskonto 
Spite.Submachine/Blanks 77 split 7". 
Drunk Records, P.O. Box 47642, Mont- 
real, QC H2H258, Canada. 



I AM LOOKING FOR early 7 inches of 
AFI that are out of print. I am willing 
to pay cash at your price! ! ! I don't care 
if their new, just no scratch on them. If 
you have any or know where I can get 
them I would be grateful for it!! email 
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Bob, 59 First Ave., Broadalbin NY 
12025!!! Thanks!!! 



HARDCORE RECORDS wanted - out of | 
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HC records. Send price list and sase 
to: Adam Stevens, 915 16th Ave., Hono- 
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AUCTION LIST now available: rare 
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dio Birdman-SPK-Victims-Rocks- 
Skunks-Youngldentities-Slugfuckers- 
News-Sick Things & some New Zealand 
stuff. 2 ire's to Silver Rocket, PO Box 
A2155, Sydney South NSW 2000 Aus- 
tralia 



BUY OR TRADE: Vicious Circle (Aus) 
"Price of Progress" LP, Utter Stench 
(Aus) "Cry for Help" LP, Drowning 
Roses (Ger) "Aus Forschung und 
Technik" 7", UBR (Yug) "Corpus 
Delicti" EP. Fernando Boggio, El Ha- 
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Take care! Jeremy/ 11470 Charrann/ 
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JACK AND JILL (off) needs you!! 
need pix for our Boner Issue, so get on 
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PERPETUALLY SINGLE boy looking 
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DARK ENTRIES APOLOGIZES for the 

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those of you that actually got off your 
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How-ever, we need more voices to con- 
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AUDIO/VIDEO tape traders wanted: 
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CJ's, GBH. Your list gets mine. Greg Gib- 
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47129. 



LET'S JERK OFF TOGETHER! 

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LOUD, PROUD AND SKUNK! Skunk 
#4 out now! Send a dollar cuz yer real 
nice! Always looking for contribu- 
tions! I like skunk stuff a lot, but any- 
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shit!) I like to review zines. Still free 
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STAY ALL OVER THE WORLD FOR 
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If you like people more than hotels, 
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21 YEAR OLD AUSTRALIAN from 
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SPIKED LEATHER, BONDAGE, S- 

M. Pyramid belts, collars, wristbands, 
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FIGHT THIS GENERATION fan- 
zine issue number seven out now. 
Twenty pages of stuff about indie 
and punk rock, constant complain- 
ing, and bmx freestyle. Send one 
dollar or trade to PO Box 5183 Gen- 
coe, AL 35905. 



CD REPLICATION - 1000 CDS $820. 
Includes glass mastering and two col- 
or silk screen on disc. Also available 
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blank CD-R's. Call Tim Hubbard at 
Total Media 1-888-456-DISK. 



STROBOSCOPE - GUIDE to rapid 
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PUNK ROCK TONY, 21.1 play drums 
in a punk rock band and I really like 
to party. I like fast cars and fast wom- 
en that's why my friends call me 
"Cruiser". I'm a real hoot so write me! 
Tony, 338 Newtown Rd., Washington, 
GA 30673 



II/C GIRL WANTED for a prison mar- 
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93409 



WE ARE STARTING a new distro to 
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Ibleak life we will inherit if we remain 
Ipassive. Words as weapons against si- 
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lagainst boredom. Please send your 
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SICK VIDEOS! I have over 1,300 rare, 
uncut horror, Hong Kong action, 
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Prices are low, service is fast and 
friendly. For a full catalog, send $1 or 
3 ires to : Joseph A. Gervasi, 142 
Frankford Ave., Blackwood, NJ 
08012-3723 



CONCORDE NEW HORIZONS Film 
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set dressing. Please send all contribu- 
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main st., Venice, CA 90291. attn: art de- 
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ALBERT'S BRAIN STEM is a zine-ex- 
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heads. Consume for $1 ppd. V.V., PO Box 
1745, Burlington, VT 05402. 



PUNK/GOTH GIRLS! Photos wanted 
for book! Those published get free copy. 
Nudity(18+) guarantees publication. 
Send photos to: Ratis Productions, 
PO Box 262, Marina, CA 93933 



CHAPEL HILL, NC!! Interesting and 
opinionated 18 y/o moving for school 
Spring '98, wants to meet friends, room- 
mates, etc. I love old school punk, read- 
ing, plus lotsa other stuff. No perverts 
or bigots. Jennifer/1103 Coleman St./ 
Hunts ville, AL 35801 



LICENSE PLATES: I wann get a plate 
from every state. (Yes, I'm sad) Tell me 
what you need in return. Help me out. 
Also looking for early copies of "Dish- 
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3VRR /PO Box 771/ East Setauket, NY 
11733 



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of youth, High and Low, Red beard, 
Dreams, etc. Theians Knee/PO Box 
229/Stony Brook, NY 11790 



LONELY 24 Y/O EDUCATED lover 
of punk rock seeks millions world- 
wide with whom to correspond, male 
and female. Loves: Gameface, moun- 
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ters. Please write. Ryan N. 200 River- 
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63301-5606. 



I JUST WANT MAIL! 16 y/o female 
with 3 friends, looking for pen pals 
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Blue Meanies, Nine Inch Nails, David 
Bowie, Fragile Porcelain Mice, Goofs, 
Meat Beat Manifesto. Tape traders get 
in touch. Send me anything! 
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field, IL 62702 



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EVER SEEN SOMEBODY'S nuts ac- 
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HEROIN HERE? No just Badass Na- 
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Limecell. Each $1 and stamp ppd. or 
both for $2ppd. Also Crop Circle Ter- 
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ATTENTION BANDS: If you need 

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Catharsis is beyond your lying, timid morality. They destroy and burn 
without judgement— kicking in windows, smashing splinters into eyes, 
they use their blood to write the poetry of their existench. With guitars 
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RECORDS 

beer is good 

people are bad 

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These guys are dust after 3 awe- 
same 7"s and one LP, so now 
history demands an encore-if only 
on vinyl. Appropriately led by "Dou- 
ble Chins Rre Go!", these three 
songs will be their last will and 
testament. We promise! Vinyl on 
MRR Records. Distribution: Mordam 
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